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13/03/2018

Appeal: 189-bed student block allowed despite Coventry crime concerns

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An inspector has approved plans to replace an intermediate care centre in Coventry with a four-storey student accommodation block, dismissing council concerns over outlook from neighbouring buildings and crime.

The appeal relates to a parcel of land one mile north-east of Coventry University and the city centre. The site is currently occupied by Aylesford Intermediate Care Centre, which provided post-hospital care for patients before it was closed in 2015. The appellant sought permission to demolish the care centre and replace it with a four-storey student accommodation block comprising 189 rooms.

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