Council acts to prevent 'student ghettos'

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Communities, Education

A council is to consult local people on proposals to toughen up planning rules, in an effort to prevent the creation of "student ghettos". Worcester City Council insists that the move is not an attack on students or the city's university. The council wants to make it harder for residential homes to be converted into student houses in an attempt to preserve the city's "unique character". Currently a house occupied by a single person or a family can be turned into a house of multiple occupancy (...

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