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King's Stables Road Development Gets Approved

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Approval has been granted for a student accommodation development on King's Stables Road, Edinburgh.

Councillors voted 11-3 in favour of the plans that will see part of King's Stables Road transformed into what is being described as a landmark development.

Developers Peveril Securities and Campus Development Management have proposed that the site will incorporate student accommodation, a hotel, residential units, and a range of commercial units on the ground floor of the scheme.

In total the student accommodation block will consist of 167 flats, whilst there are also plans to form a courtyard which will open up new routes through the development.

The site has been vacant since 2009 and was identified by the council as one of a number of key sites across the city that are seen to be vital to its economic future.

There have been some concerns raised from councillors over the mix of housing and the heavy weighting towards commercial units. In addition, some have argued that the small single aspect studios go against trying to provide high quality housing.

However, one objection that was subsequently addressed was the addition of gates in the development, that have now been removed from the plans.