Welwyn Hatfield Council has granted approval for part of a student accommodation scheme to be temporarily used as serviced apartments in the coming academic year.

Part of the grade II-listed Art Deco Comet Hotel was coverted in 2017 to create managed student flats and social spaces including study areas, a private dining room and outdoor space.

The temporary change of use will provide accommodation for young professionals and recent graduates, as well as key workers and university staff.

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