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Derby Scheme Granted Approval

Posted by Richard Ward

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A developer has been given the go-ahead to build 32 student flats in Derby on a 13,562 sq ft site. The development will replace a two-storey 1960s building.

The submission said: "The proposals will help to contribute towards achieving a high-quality environment as well as the more efficient use of resources."

"The construction phase of the proposal would also provide employment opportunities for the local workforce and would result in an immediate injection of investment into the local economy."

"Future occupiers of the proposed dwellings would also be likely to help maintain local services such as pubs, school and community buildings, thereby contributing to the sustainability of the wider economy."

"The proposed accommodation will help to create a sustainable community where people can live close to local amenities and good transport links."

"The opportunity exists to provide an active and vibrant environment and to bring this vacant land back to an appropriate use."