Major Student Flats Plans Secure Permission

January 3, 2020

Plans for accommodation for more than 700 students in Nottingham have been granted permission.

Cassidy Group is behind the proposals for land in Deakins Place which is currently occupied by buildings used by GB Willbond.

A seven-storey building with 703 student bedrooms will be constructed after the green light was granted by Nottingham City Council's planning committee at a meeting on Wednesday 18 December.

A statement submitted to the council by the applicant said: "The site is part of a historical industrial zone that has remained in its current form, despite the enhancement of the area by a number of adjoining developments over the years, and we have the opportunity to greatly improve the environment with this proposal.

"The provision of student accommodation on this site, in close proximity to the university campus, provides a purpose built environment which will enable the release of family housing which is currently occupied by students in the Radford and Lenton areas.

"The connection of the development to the pedestrian route following the river corridor, via a new bridge, will tie this site in with the current student zones along the valley and will enhance the linkages of the accommodation to the area.

"The scheme will establish the river frontage as a strong linear park route, linking residential accommodation in the area, and this proposal provides the possibility of regaining the distinct visual and environmental corridor which existed in the past.

"The scheme allows for the provision of environmental enhancement immediately adjoining the riverside, in the form of a planted zone with native species intended to encourage riparian wildlife, birds, bats, insects, reptiles and mammals, which will transform the river environment and provide linking of wildlife corridors to adjoining sites.

"In essence, this development will transform an area of poor commercial premises with an attractive scheme, nestling in the river valley and creating linkages for pedestrian use and wildlife enhancement, transforming the environment to the benefit of all the occupants of Old Radford."