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More Student Flats Coming to Glasgow

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City planners have given the green light for a block of 100 student flats in Kelvinhaugh, Glasgow.

Glasgow City Council planners said the new-build will "complement the existing urban grain of the area" which includes the neighbouring West George College, built in 1886.

Developers earmarked the site on the corner of Teviot Street and Gilbert Street as the location of the new building.

The development will consist of 100 studio apartments and shared communal spaces and will be in close proximity to a number of other student accommodation schemes.

Local councillors have recently been critical of the influx of student accommodation following applications for two further projects located in the city centre.

This includes transforming derelict land on the junction between Renfrew Street and Renfield Street into two new buildings, while the former City of Glasgow college could also become student flats. Meanwhile, the site on North Frederick Path and Cathedral Street is also being earmarked for potential student accommodation use.

Commenting on the increased number of student accommodation developments, Councillor Angus Miller said: "It's clear to me that the planning rules around student accommodation need to be considerably tightened up to address the problem of over-concentration, and I am pleased that the council is now actively looking at doing this."