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Bristol Accommodation Plans Trump Other Universities

Posted by Matthew Goddard

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The plans put forward are for a set of seven tower blocks that will be made up of 49 affordable flats, as well as 550 student beds. Most of the highrise flats will be between eight and ten stories but the tallest will reach twelve stories, with no parking offered, although 238 cycle spaces will be available.

The developer A2Dominon, has been in consultation with Bristol City Council, as well as, the University of Bristol in order to create a design that will be of the most benefit to not only students but the general public as a whole.

The general public, however, is displeased and have likened the designs to President Trumps Mexican wall. Some have said they are outraged that the plans are for student housing when the affordable local housing is so dire in the area, 'its a disgrace'. Others hold a juxtaposed view and are throwing their support behind the development due to the area being in such a desperate need for re-development.

There is not a set date for the committee to review the plans but if approved, the development could be ready in time for the 2021-22 academic year.