Durham student apartments scheme gets go-ahead

Plans to build more than 200 privately-run flats have been unanimously approved by councillors, despite residents’ claims they will create a “student ghetto”.

Developer Connislow was granted planning permission to build 223 student bedrooms in four blocks on the former Fred Henderson garage, on Ainsley Street, Durham, by a Durham County Council planning committee on December 11th.

The plans were approved by seven votes to zero despite strong opposition from residents, many of whom were at County Hall to raise their concerns over noise and anti-social behaviour …



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