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More One-Bed Flats Earmarked for Coventry

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Plans have been put forward to build 60 student apartments in Coventry, replacing the kebab house on the site at the edge of Coventry city centre.

Located at 152 Far Gosford Street, developers are looking to demolish the Kebab Rush takeaway, as well as the adjoining outbuildings, replacing it with two blocks of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA).

If approved, the scheme would consist of 60 one-bed apartments, with the front block five-storeys high and the rear block seven-storeys tall.

The space between the blocks would be used to provide a courtyard for residents.

The front of the development would also include a retail unit on the ground floor, which would house a restaurant, cafe, takeaway or shop.

Documents submitted as part of the planning process said: "This application submitted seeks permission for purpose-built student studios in an area which is a sustainable student location due to its proximity to the university."

"The flexible retail unit on the ground floor will comply with the requirements within the retail centre of Far Gosford Street."

"The design of the proposal has been carefully considered to harmonise with the existing context in terms of the use, massing and material palette."

A decision on the application is expected by June.