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Earlsdon residents left furious after plans submitted for student accommodation in 'suburbs'

Postby dutchman » Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:32 pm

A public consultation is currently open and locals have made a petition

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Residents in Earlsdon have been left angry after a new planning application has been submitted for student flats.

The proposed plan is to demolish the current building, used for offices and warehouses, and build the two to five storey accommodation.

The flats will replace Argyle House on Collingwood Road, which sits in the middle of two residential streets.

Locals have expressed their views and urged others to sign a petition ahead of Coventry City Council 's decision on the application, which aims to build over 100 student rooms.

98 people have signed the petition so far.

Roy Collins shared the news on the local Facebook page and claimed "greedy developers" would "destroy" the area if these plans were approved.

He said: "Plans have been submitted to build a 5 storey block of 110 student flats in Collingwood Rd, which is an Edwardian street of terraced houses.

"This is another example of greedy developers attempting to destroy an Earlsdon residential area. Please spare a few minutes to send in your objections."

Lisa Carvell commented: "I thought the reason for building all the flats in the city centre was to free up the other areas for housing. Why are the student flats now moving back to the suburbs again?"

Neil Campbell said: "I can’t understand why they persist in building student flats when many of the new ones already built are standing empty."

This comes after other students flats are in the process of being built on Albany Road.

The decision is currently pending and a public consultation is open until December 16, where people can comment on the plans.

People can have their say on the plans here and the final decision will be made in February 2022.

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Re: Earlsdon residents left furious after plans submitted for student accommodation in 'suburbs'

Postby dutchman » Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:25 pm

Plans for student accommodation in Coventry suburbs branded 'completely inappropriate' by councillors

Councillors have raised concerns over plans submitted to build student accommodation in a Coventry suburb.

The block of flats will be two to five storeys high and will sit in the middle of two residential streets in Earsldon.

The proposed plan is to demolish the current building, Argyle House on Collingwood Road, which is used for offices and warehouses.

Labour councillor Bally Singh and Coventry North West MP, Taiwo Owatemi, have since said the planning application submitted to build over 100 student homes is "completely inappropriate".

A new petition has also called upon Coventry City Council to "take on board the concerns of residents".

Cllr Singh said: "This application for more than a 100 student rooms in the residential area is simply too much.

“Hearsall is a lovely place to live for the community and we need to keep it that way.

"Many local residents have already objected because they rightly fear this development will add to existing parking and environmental pressures.

“We will continue to listen to residents’ concerns regarding this development and make representations on their behalf.”

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Re: Earlsdon residents left furious after plans submitted for student accommodation in 'suburbs'

Postby rebbonk » Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:13 pm

Questions need to be asked about why more student accommodation is required at all. We currently have a surplus and some has had a change of use to allow letting to non-students.

Does something begin to smell ever so slightly off here?
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