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Plans Resubmitted for Exeter Scheme

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Plans have been resubmitted to build a seven-storey block of student accommodation in Exeter.

Proposals to build the purpose-built student accommodation in Longbrook Street were originally approved in October 2017. However, with work on the site failing to materialise within the designated time, the applicant has been forced to submit a new application.

The developer Rengen has submitted identical plans for the site, which includes 108 beds, along with a retail unit and restaurant on the ground floor.

Documents submitted as part of the application said: "The vacant site and existing pub detract from the character and appearance of the area, and appear at odds with the scale, height and massing of the surrounding buildings.

"The local area has seen change through urban renewal and the regeneration of this site should be regarded as a priority."

"The larger site is considered to be highly-suited to the proposed high-density, mixed-use development incorporating town centre and residential uses, by virtue of its city centre location and proximity to tall buildings, namely John Lewis and the four tall buildings at the Longbrook Street/Bailey Street/Paris Street/New North Road junction."

"The proposed development would deliver a high-quality development, which assimilates well within the street-scene and wider townscape."