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Appeal: Accommodating 150 students would not harm community balance

Chester city centre / Shutterstock: 200581544

Plans to build a 150-bedroom student accommodation development in Chester have been allowed after an inspector dismissed the council's argument that more students would damage the balance of the community.

The appeal site occupies a “transitional zone” between an area of traditional high-density terraced houses, and the larger mixed-use buildings of Chester city centre. Of these, most prominent is Northgate Arena Leisure Centre, which would remain the largest building in the area notwithstanding the proposal. 

Another student accommodation block, Northgate Point, was recent.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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