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Unite Students Receives Planning For Significant Lenton Scheme

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A huge new student accommodation development in Nottingham has been given the green light.

Two new PBSA buildings will replace a car showroom in Lenton, creating 700 beds.

The application was put forward by Unite, with a spokesman for the company saying: "The design and scale of the proposed building has evolved following a thorough consultation process with residents, community groups, local stakeholders and Nottingham City Council."

"As the UK's leading developer and provider of purpose-built student accommodation, we take the views and opinions of residents very seriously and have given them the opportunity to comment on our proposals throughout the planning process."

"Our proposal will bring a number of significant benefits to the site, including a commercial building for university use and the creation of a public open green space planted with mature trees and improved access to the River Leen."

According to ROK Planning, the development will provide high-quality bed spaces and flexible commercial floorspace, which will create jobs for the local economy. The scheme will also be highly sustainable, energy-efficient and ecologically beneficial.

However, local residents have argued the scheme could actually lead to an increase in demand for HMOs, as 1st years could move out of the scheme and into the surrounding area.