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Edinburgh Development Reduced in Scale

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A proposed student development in Gorgie, Edinburgh, has been scaled back after concerns were raised by local residents.

Following a consultation, Scotmid has revised plans to demolish its store in Gorgie Road to make way for a new shop as well as student accommodation.

Due to feedback provided from the Edinburgh Urban Design Renewal and the City of Edinburgh Council's planning department, Scotmid has submitted plans that will see the number of student apartments reduced by around 10 percent.

They will now hold two public information days at Stenhouse Church of Scotland to discuss the revised plans.

Commenting on the application, Maurissa Fergusson, said: "We're excited about the plans for the new store and we want to share this information with the local community. The proposed state-of-the-art store will include the latest CO2 refrigerant and energy-saving technologies as well as a new expanded range of popular products."

"We're proud to be at the heart of the Gorgie landscape and we've served the local community for over 150 years - our aim is for that to continue with an improved state-of-the-art store that the area can be proud of."

"We look forward to welcoming everybody from the Gorgie area to these Public Information Days, so that we can share information, ideas and co-operate fully to ensure this project is beneficial to the local community."