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Selly Oak Scheme Set for Approval

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A new block of student accommodation in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham looks set to be approved.

Consisting of 57 bedrooms, the cluster apartments will be built in Selly Hill Road if granted planning permission.

The local authority's planning officers have already recommended the scheme for approval.

Documents submitted ahead of the meeting, said: "I consider the development of this site for purpose built student accommodation would be acceptable in principle, given this is a brownfield site in a highly sustainable location within walking distance of the University of Birmingham campus."

"The siting, scale and appearance of the proposed development would be acceptable and would sit comfortably in the street scene."

"There would be no adverse impact on the amenity of neighbouring residential occupiers and the development would provide an acceptable living environment for future occupiers."

"The proposal would support the function of the University of Birmingham as a key provider of employment, culture, and learning in the city."

"Therefore I consider the proposal would constitute sustainable development and I recommend that planning permission is granted."