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Revised Southampton Scheme Refused Planning

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Revised plans to build additional student accommodation in Southampton have been refused planning permission by the city council.

The original planning application proposed the redevelopment of 81-85 East Street to provide a total of 100 student bedrooms, with permission being granted to the scheme in 2017.

However, the updated application, which increased the number of rooms to 175 was denied planning earlier this month.

Under the revised scheme, the existing property on East Street would have been demolished to make way for a new purpose-built block of student accommodation rising to between nine and 13 storeys. It would also feature communal facilities, along with retail space on the ground floor.

Documents submitted as part of the planning process, said: "The Southampton City Centre Master Plan specifically identifies this site and some of the neighbouring plots as areas for redevelopment and regeneration, stating that they will play a vital part in the enhancement of this part of the city."

Despite this, the revised application was refused planning.