More than 150 residents gathered at a packed St Joseph the Worker Church to voice opposition to the studentification
of the neighbourhood.
He said: "We've seen a process of studentification
of Urban Space is a talk from 3pm to 4pm at Heritage Quay which looks at the rise of privately-owned student accommodation in university towns and cities with examples from Huddersfield and Leeds.
is a mixed blessing for many residents; but it is almost certainly preferable to the alternative on the other side of town.
Once the councillors have succeeded in addressing the problem of the existing student ghettos, long-term residents who wish to live in the area and contribute to the community will return and disastrous economic and social effects of studentification
will be reversed.
A group statement said: "We are battling against the impact of studentification
and trying to regenerate our neighbourhood in order to encourage families back into the area.
It's a process known as studentification
and many have grown to resent it.
SIR - The main problem with studentification
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Along with Treforest, residents' associations in Cardiff, Swansea and Bangor have all joined the National HMO Lobby which campaigns for legislation to tackle studentification
, along with the economic and social costs to the area and residents, is a well-recognised problem which the city council is trying to address in spite of those with nothing but an economic interest in the area.
It is nevertheless breathtaking that the local Labour Party has challenged Newcastle City Council's policy of developing purpose-built accommodation for students near the city centre and thus reducing studentification
of the suburbs as "insufficiently ambitious".
The city council is now trying to reverse the devastating effects that unchecked studentification
has on communities such as Jesmond.