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Students noise pledge if accommodation plans get go-ahead
9:00am Monday 1st October 2012 in News
STUDENTS have offered to play a part in keeping noise and litter levels down if plans for new accommodation blocks on the site of a former York garage get the go-ahead.
Black Lion Ltd has applied for permission to build 250 student flats on the Lawrence Street site which once housed the Reg Vardy car dealership and Bubbles car wash, but which has more recently been targeted by vandals and occupied by squatters.
The University of York Students’ Union has written to City of York Council planners supporting the proposals but acknowledging concerns about late-night noise and increased litter if the flats are built. It said it would help implement a “night marshals” scheme to keep noise levels down.