Controversial plans for nine-storey apartment block recommended for approval

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Controversial plans to build nearly 200 homes in a new nine-storey tower in Derby city centre, which were altered midway due to skyline concerns, have been recommended for approval.

Planning officers at Derby City Council are urging councillors to grant permission for 195 apartments on Full Street, near Derby Cathedral and the River Derwent, ahead of the meeting next week.

The development will feature apartments, a café, residential amenity space, a gym, landscaping, car and cycle parking and new vehicular access on Full Street.

One of the developers, Wavensmere Homes, has previously built homes at the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary site and will soon start work on the Friar Gate Goods Yard site. The other developer is Wilson Bowden Developments.

At a planning meeting on Thursday, July

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