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Developers appeal against rejected plans for 425 bed student block in Fallowfield

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Developers have appealed against a decision to reject plans for a new 'overbearing' 425-bed student accommodation scheme in Manchester.

The Watkin Jones Group had submitted plans to redevelop the headquarters of the former Usdaw union on Wilmslow Road in Fallowfield into ‘high quality and attractive’ managed student accommodation.

But councillors and planning officers had agreed that the build would have an ‘overbearing’ impact on residential properties and Platt Fields Park. READ MORE:'Nonsensical' plans to build new student block in Fallowfield rejected More than 250 objections were also lodged against the scheme and the plans were thrown out in September.

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