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Seven-floor student accommodation to be built in conservation area

Postby dutchman » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:03 pm

Building will house up to 90 students near to the Canal Basin

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A seven-floor student accommodation block will be built in Radford after planning permission was granted by Coventry City Council.

The building, which will house 90 students, is to be developed in St Columbas Close, near to the Canal Basin, and will see the existing buildings between numbers five and 23 demolished.

The site is described as a “semi-derelict industrial unit” and sits near to Wickes by Coventry Ring Road. It is an area given additional planning protection due to its position in the Canal Conservation Area.

Council planning officials have approved the application, which has been submitted by CNM Capital.

As a condition of approval, the developers must contribute more than £7,000 to the NHS “to provide additional health care services to meet patient demand”.

According to the documents filed with the council: “The application proposes to demolish the industrial unit and the small student flat complex and replace it with high quality student accommodation with a mixture of studios and ‘twodios’.

“The building will be a mixture of six and seven levels which will include use of the lower ground level and the incorporation of mezzanines in the roof space.

“There will be 85 self-contained units which will include five double ‘twodio’ units to give a total of 90 student bed spaces.”

The development will be called “The Residence” and will be managed by a property management team.

Six letters of objection were received by the council in response to the plans.

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There's no such thing as "conservation area" in Coventry, it's a contradiction in terms. :roll:
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Re: Seven-floor student accommodation to be built in conservation area

Postby dutchman » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:35 am

Developer asks to build more bedrooms at student block in conservation area

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The developer of a seven-floor student accommodation block in St Columbas Close has asked the council to allow more rooms.

Coventry City Council granted planning permission for the student block, on the site of the Trinity Precision workshop and a guesthouse.

Work has started on constructing the block and the buildings on the site have now been demolished.

It is an area given additional planning protection due to its position in the Canal Conservation Area.

Council planning officials have [been?] deliberating on a proposal to extend the size of the building to the rear, towards the Wickes warehouse, to give the block an increased floorspace and more rooms for student tenants.

Developer CNM Capital wants to increase rooms from 85 to 91, with the same building height but with more floorspace.

The planning co-ordinator, GW Planning, also asks that students be housed in rooms underground, with 'low-level forecourts' along the street for natural lighting.

The size of a common room would also be reduced.

Tenants would live in self-contained units which will include five double ‘twodio’ units.

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The capacity for human greed never ceases to amaze me! :roll:
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Re: Seven-floor student accommodation to be built in conservation area

Postby rebbonk » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:55 am

They were granted planning permission with what their original plans were. Moving the goal posts like this should not be allowed.

Yes Dutchman, it is greed, pure bl**dy greed. I only hope that the whole education bubble doesn't burst any time soon, but burst it will!
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Re: Seven-floor student accommodation to be built in conservation area

Postby Melisandre » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:09 pm

There is a plan revealed on the tv by Ireland the Irish are educating their kids to a high level and sending them out around the world and its coming to England that our kids will not remain here as there will be no jobs here for them . You wiĺl find the town here will be shut down and turned into a full university town . I know Blair got America George Bush to back invest in Warwick University .
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