Waterfront village for Hull's St Andrew's Dock rejected
Proposals for a waterfront village with flats for more than 1,200 students have been rejected by Hull City Council's planning committee.
Councillors voted unanimously to refuse planning permission for the development earmarked at the derelict former St Andrew's Dock in west Hull.
They claimed the site was too remote for students and said a proposed pedestrian link via an existing subway leading to an industrial estate off Hessle Road represented a safety risk.
Committee chairman Councillor Sean Chaytor said the council was not against a quality office or residential development on the site.
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"With this particular scheme, however, there are clear issue around public safety and traffic," he said.
Richard Ellam, a representative of developers Lord Line Campus, had presented revised plans including 90 student car parking spaces after initial proposals promoted the concept of a car-free campus.
He said safety concerns over the subway would have been addressed with new lighting and 24-hour CCTV surveillance.