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Substantial PBSA Block in Coventry Refused Planning

Posted by Richard Ward

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A significant block of student accommodation in Coventry has been refused planning permission on the grounds that it did not provide satisfactory living conditions.

The plans had been to build a seven-storey block of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) on the site of the former Lloyds Pharmacy building on the corner of Stoney Stanton Road and Swanswell Street.

However, the planning officer decided the applicant had failed to show how the people who would have lived there would be affected by the high levels of air pollution on the road.

They went on to say that permission should be withheld until "it is established that a satisfactory living environment can be produced at the site".

The proposals were for a range of studio apartments and two to three-bedroom en-suite flats with communal areas.