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Appeal: 190-bed student accommodation block allowed on historic Falmouth peninsula

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An inspector has granted permission for a large student accommodation scheme on Pendennis Peninsula in Cornwall, in order to accommodate the planned expansion of Falmouth University.

The proposal sought permission for a new building comprising 190 units of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) and various communal facilities, including a reception, gym and study rooms. The appeal hearing attracted a “considerable interested party presence” with a wide range of concerns, leading inspector Neil Pope to focus on two key issues: Cornwall Council’s........
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