Student flats backed despite noise fears

The provision of student accommodation serving Bangor University has won support from an inspector who decided that suitable conditions would prevent antisocial behaviour.

The proposal formed part of a comprehensive redevelopment intended to provide modern student accommodation. It comprised a single building with 48 bedrooms near the main entrance to the campus and adjoining a two-storey house. Video evidence was submitted detailing loud shouting and other antisocial behaviour in the early hours of the morning.

The inspector agreed that the occupiers of the house were disturbed by boisterous outbursts from students returning to their halls of residence late at night. However, he noted that the university had agreed to install closed-circuit television, increase evening warden patrols and restrict access to individual buildings through security cards. In addition, wardens would reside in each block. He was satisfied that these measures would minimise disturbance and imposed conditions requiring the details to be agreed with the local planning authority.

DCS Number 100-050-842

Inspector Iwan Lloyd; Hearing.

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