Plans that could see a Durham property in a “quiet” residential area turned into student accommodation have been objected by a resident who argues it could lead to anti-social behaviour.

The building, which is located on Moor Crescent, Gilesgate Moor in Durham, could be turned into a six-bedroom house of multiple accommodation as part of the plans.

Incorporating a kitchen, dining and living room the ground floor would consist of three bedrooms and a shower room.

The first floor would then have a further three bedrooms and bathroom.

The plans argue that the development would deliver “high quality” accommodation by one of the largest student landlords in the city to meet the needs of students looking for accommodation.

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Serving Durham University, the accommodation would help with the “identified growth” of the university, the plans continue to stress.

It concludes: “The proposals, therefore, represent an entirely acceptable form of development in this location that would fully accord with the adopted Development Plan in force for the area.”

However, a local resident has objected to the plans arguing that the development could lead to “excessive noise.”

Mr Kevin Reay of The Broadway Lancing has provided a comment on the plans on behalf of his mother who lives next door to the property.

According to Mr Reay, a nearby property had previously been let to a number of residents leading to police attendance “on a number of occasions.”

He added: “To create a multi-occupancy property in a quiet residential area will undoubtedly lead to excessive noise and potentially other issues relating to anti-social behaviour.

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“Furthermore it has the potential of devaluing nearby properties. Should this become an issue, Durham CC should be aware of the legal recourse that can be taken.”

The resident continues to threaten that they will submit an FOI request relating to all complaints of anti-social behaviour and noise pollution at other multi-occupancy properties in Durham.

Mr Reay revealed that there would also be a separate objection from his mother.

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