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Plans for 100 bedroom student accommodation refused

Laura Kearns 28th Feb, 2017 Updated: 28th Feb, 2017

PLANS for a 100 bedroom student accommodation on greenbelt land have been refused by Warwick District Council.

Nearly 40 objections were lodged by residents who were in disbelief at the proposals for a development on land at Chesford Bridge House next to the roundabout where the busy Kenilworth Road meets Bericote Lane.

The application included five ‘eco chalets’ incorporating flats with 100 bedrooms with ensuites, together with a 70 space car park with access from Bericote Lane.

But council officers have refused the plans, saying they would cause ‘significant harm’ to the greenbelt and the development would be too remote.

The refusal will come as a relief to those who objected to the application.

One of those was Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright who said: “I have always supported efforts to safeguard the green belt which separates the urban areas of Leamington and Kenilworth and I cannot see circumstances that make use of the green belt land appropriate in this case.

“In addition I do not believe this location, away from the main urban areas is appropriate.”

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