Green light for Friar Gate student flats

Bondholder Derby City Council has approved plans from Bondholder Jensco (Derby) Ltd for a development of 244 one-bed student flats on Friar Gate, to be known as Agard Court.

The plans include 244 one-bed en-suites arranged in clusters of between four and six units. Proposals also include a new stairway to Friar Gate Bridge, the creation of a courtyard and associated landscaping.

Planning officers said the proposed use of the land is 'considered to be appropriate' and the accommodation would 'preserve the setting and significance of nearby listed buildings.'