A former cinema is to be demolished and turned into a 28-unit student housing scheme, after plans were approved by Lancaster City Council.
The scheme comprises a four-storey building at 13 Dalton Square. Approval was subject to a change in conditions related to improving energy efficiency, and adding security measures such as gates, CCTV and external lighting.
The developer and applicant, a private individual named as Inayat Munshi, based in Lancaster, has other student housing interests in the city, including 6 Villas Court.
The application drew criticism from local residents last week when plans were revealed. Among the concerns expressed were that there is already an oversupply of student accommodation in Lancaster, and that one of the city’s heritage buildings should not be demolished.
The scheme is designed by Harrison Pitt Architects.