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£45m student accommodation plan for Swansea

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Plans have been revealed for a £45million student housing development in Swansea which developers say will feature some of the best student accommodation in the UK.

Credit: NMJ Property Developments Ltd

The 507-bed building, would be built on a temporary surface car park between Technium 1 and the Ethos building on King’s Road.

Proposals have been submitted to planners at Swansea Council. If approved, construction is scheduled to begin in November 2016 with completion estimated for early summer 2018.

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Cardiff Council agrees to consider shortening school holidays

Cardiff Council has agreed to consider shortening the summer school holidays, from six weeks to five.

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The motion, which was passed at a council meeting on Thursday night, could mean a shorter break for more than 50,000 children.

Parents say an extra week would allow them to book cheaper holidays.

Things won't move forward as quickly as I'd have hoped, but I look forward to the issue being given consideration, and I hope progress can be made.

– Cllr Ed Bridges, Cardiff Council

The idea will now be explored by a council committee.

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