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Durham student flats plans filed to council for decision
MULTI-million pound plans to build more than 200 student flats have been submitted.
Edinburgh-based developer Connislow wants to build 220 flats in four blocks on the former Fred Henderson garage site, on Ainsley Street, Durham City.
The scheme is expected to cost between £10m and £12m.
A public exhibition showcasing the plans was held this summer.
Connislow has now submitted a planning application to Durham County Council.
Managing director John Parkinson said the firm wanted to strike the right balance between a need for more student beds in Durham and safeguarding the interests of the local population.
However, the scheme has already attracted a lot of opposition from city residents.
Members of the public have until Monday, October 29, to make comments to the authority.
More information on the scheme can be found via the planning portal at durham.gov.uk, with the reference 4/12/00851/FPA.