Newcastle City Council set to toughen up on student housing in residential areas
Newcastle City Council is proposing to tighten regulations around student accommodation.
The council is hoping to implement new planning guidance which will prevent purpose built student accommodation in residential areas.
In addition, a new policy is proposed which would apply to all housing developments within the city centre, to ensure they are assessed against a number of factors including maintaining the areas vibrancy, environment quality, residential amenity, as well as prevent over-concentration, and demonstrate they were flexible enough to adapt to future uses.
Councillor Ged Bell,... read more
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