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Joseph Locker, Digital News Correspondent of the Nottingham Post, reported on Friday 20 August 2021 that the Vice-Chair of Nottingham City Council's Planning Committee, who represents Aspley Ward, says more student accommodation is needed in Nottingham city centre to prevent rentals going up in the suburbs.
City Council Planning Committee Approve 'Another Lego Building' 13-Storey Student Accommodation Block
On Wednesday 18 August 2021, Joseph Locker, Nottingham Post Digital News Correspondent, reported that Nottingham City Council's Planning Committee, despite having reservations about the architecture of the proposed building, have approved a 13-storey tower block on Bath Street to provide 692 student bed spaces.
Writing on Tuesday 17 August 2021 for the Nottingham Post, Joshua Hartley reported that Nottingham University is preparing to secure the long term future of the university in the area by buying out its partners in its Malaysian Campus venture. The partnership, worth an estimated £23.5 million, has been in place for the last 20 years.
Planning Permission Recommended for 13 Storey Student Accommodation: "Every Building in the Area Is Being Turned Into Student Accommodation"
Writing in the Nottingham Post on Friday 13 August 2021, Joshua Hartley reported that Nottingham City Council's Planning Committee are being recommended to approve a planning application for a 13-storey, 629 bed student accommodation building to replace the vacant former Royal Mail sorting office on Bath Street, Sneinton. Members of the Victoria Park Tenants & Residents' Association say it will overshadow St Mary's Rest Garden and add to the number of students already in the area.
Matthew Jarram, writing in the Nottingham Post on Thursday 29 July 2021, reported that in order to accommodate the increasing number of students in the city as both universities continue to expand, Nottingham City Council estimates that around 7000 extra student bed spaces are needed over the next three years.