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Huge Bristol Scheme Approved Despite Objections

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Plans to build more than 800 beds of student accommodation in Bedminster, Bristol, have been approved.

Bristol city councillors voted in favour to grant permission for the two buildings that will range from three to nine storeys. Despite 91 objections, the 819-bed scheme can now move forward.

Whilst a significant number of objections were lodged, a planning officer told members that most of the concerns were not supported by evidence and that the impact on nearby listed buildings was outweighed by the benefits.

In addition to the new student accommodation, the project will result in improvements to roads, transport and public spaces.

Under the plans, the scheme will feature cluster units consisting of 10 rooms each plus communal and kitchen areas, as well as a flexible workspace on the ground floor.

The project also represents the single largest site as part of the wider Bedminster Green regeneration project.