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Canterbury Council Officers Reject Plans for Student Flats

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Plans to transform a residential site into 14 flats have been rejected.

An application was submitted to convert a residential site on New Dover Road into accommodation for 80 tenants.

The developers face a backlash from local residents stating: "It is an aberration to put 80 students in a residential area that is already crowded. This type of development does not benefit the housing crisis. There are enough student accommodation places in Canterbury. The noise and disturbance to the current peaceful life of the neighbours would be intolerable."

It is believed the plans were rejected on the grounds that the plan "fails to balance the need for student housing and family dwelling houses" and would lead to excessive parking in surrounding streets, amongst other things.