A decision on the future of a fire station in Adamsdown, Cardiff, has been delayed as councillors want to inspect the site.
The current fire station could be reduced in size and over 500 student flats built on the site if plans are passed.
Adamsdown councillor Nigel Howells said this was one of the biggest developments he’d seen in his ward.
He said: “This is one of the largest developments since I have been a councillor and I feel it is an overdevelopment. It has triggered a lot of complaints and worries from local residents about the size of it.”
62 letters of objection from local residents have so far been received and Cardiff Central MP Jenny Willott has voiced her objections.
She said: “I am concerned by the lack of parking spaces planned for the development and wants to see that emergency vehicles will have easy access to and from the building.”
Councillors will visit the site on Adam Street in January before reaching their decision.
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