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Student Flats Dropped From Glasgow Scheme

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Plans to build more student accommodation in Glasgow have been scrapped, eight months after an application was put forward.

The 450-bed development has been dropped, however, developers are still pressing forward for a 300-bed hotel on the same site.

It's thought concerns over parking and residential amenities lead to the decision.

A statement submitted to the council from the developers, said: "The site to the north of the proposed hotel block is not intended for development as part of this application, and will therefore remain vacant in the short-term. It is the applicant's intention to develop this site at a later date."

The plans included a central courtyard area for residents to enjoy and frontage on Renfrew Street and Renfield Street.

Commenting on the scheme, Councillor Thomas Kerr, deputy group leader of the Conservatives, added: "Students are also the backbone of our night time economy, this site has been looked at for both office space and residential but neither suits. There is no student accommodation at this end of the city and this area would make sense to have this built here."