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Significant Plans Proposed for Bournemouth

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Stonehaven Holdings and Fortitudo are proposing a 408-bed block of student accommodation in Holdenhurst Road.

Consisting of 13 storeys, the block will also contain 500sqm of commercial floorspace.

The plans are still only at the outline stage, with further permission required to approve elements such as the design, appearance and layout.

According to documents submitted as part of the outline application, there is a "clear need for new housing that is established in both national and local planning policy".

"The site is therefore a clear candidate site that lends itself to redevelopment to make a more efficient use of the land available and deliver much-needed student accommodation to serve the university town."

A new block of student housing off Station Roundabout is also near completion.

The Student Housing Company is delivering two purpose-built student accommodation schemes in time for the new academic year starting in September that will add almost 900 beds to the market.