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Derby Scheme Rejected

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Locals in Derby are celebrating after plans to change a property into a 13-bed student HMO were rejected by the city's planning committee.

Berry Homes UK Ltd had been looking to change the Old Steam Mill, in Pelham Street, into a student house.

Whilst the application was recommended for approval by the council's planning officers, councillors rejected the plans after hearing from two local residents who spoke out against the scheme.

They were concerned about a lack of parking and argued that students would not choose to live in the area because it is not close to any University of Derby sites.

In total 37 objections were submitted against the proposal, along with two petitions containing 114 and 126 signatures respectively.