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Appeal: 836 new student beds turned down at the University of Reading

Reading University / Chris Wood

An inspector has refused plans for new student accommodation at the University of Reading, despite the scheme’s ‘significant gestation period’ and resulting support from council officers.

£100 million scheme to build a total of 1,500 new student bedrooms.

The university had cited an urgent need for new accommodation, explaining that its waiting list for first-year accommodation had grown from 300 to more than 750 between 2014 and 2018, leaving some students with no choice but to



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