Go-ahead for 198 uni bedsits

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NEARLY 200 student bedsits will be built in Durham City despite concerns they are not needed.

Councillors voted narrowly to approve the plan for five blocks totalling 198 beds on a former scrapyard in Gilesgate.

The Magdalene Heights site, about 200m east of the Gilesgate/Claypath roundabout on the A690, is currently derelict.


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