Over 300 jobs to be created after student scheme gets green light

How the scheme would look

Plans for 356 student flats on the site of a former Gala Bingo site in Nottingham city centre have been given the go-ahead after a lengthy debate by the council’s planning committee on Wednesday afternoon (January 20).

Developer BSP Holdings say the scheme will create over 300 jobs during construction and once occupied.

Councillor Sally Longford expressed concern over the distance between an adjacent mosque and over anti social behaviour concerns.

Meanwhile, councillor Gul Nawaz Khan requested the planning committee members deferred the decision so that a site visit could be arranged. However, this was defeated in a 10-5 vote.

BSP Holdings had revised down the original plans for the site, which included 396 bedrooms. The design has also been altered so not to block a sightline to the mosque.

The revised designs show that BSP has plans to build 54 studios and 121 cluster flats at the site.

Alison Dudley of Zenith Planning and Design Consultants and Keith Clark of CBP Architects submitted the application on behalf of BSP Holdings.

David Singh, senior partner at BSP Holdings, said: “This site shows we are heavily investing the in the regeneration of Nottingham and this is the latest example of the confidence we have in the city.”