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Appeal: Student accommodation would not harm character of area

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A 293-room student accommodation development has been allowed in Northampton after an inspector decided that the scheme would not be at odds with surrounding housing.

Inspector L Gibbons noted that the appeal site had a “significant planning history”; renewal of permission for 152 residential units remains undetermined and a student accommodation proposal was rejected in 2014 as the inspector found it would be “overbearing and intrusive in the street scene”.In this case, Gibbons found that the overall height of the development would be acceptable as it would........
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