Massive 2,000 bed Exeter Uni student flats plan approved

Plans for a huge student bed development on Streatham Campus for the University of Exeter have been given the go-ahead by the narrowest of margins. It will see the addition of beds for more than 2,000 students despite angry protests from local residents who say their homes will be overlooked.

The 12-strong Exeter City Council planning committee was tied at six votes for and six against at their meeting on Monday night. It forced chairman Cllr Paul Knott (Lab, Exwick) to use his casting vote – and he voted to give the university and developers UPP the green light for development to take place …

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