Planning Application for 139 Student Beds in Exeter
A planning application has been submitted by Grainge Architects to build 10 new town houses in Exeter could break the ceiling set on such developments.
The proposed scheme know as Exeter Gateway is located at the junction of St Davids Hill and Bonhay Road, near St David’s Station,
Concerns have been raised by Christine Fraser, chairman of the St David’s Neighbourhood Partnership, as the city council has 4,869 households registered on its housing waiting list
The latest plan is for the demolition of Clifton Garage on Bonhay Road along with three-story 101 St Davids Hill, to build 10 student townhouses, each four storeys and providing 139 bedrooms. The site is in a prominent gateway position opposite St David’s Station and just half a mile from the university’s Streatham campus..
The developers suggest the go-ahead would be a “potential catalyst for regeneration in this historically important area of the city, an area that could form a new gateway to Exeter”.