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Councillors Urged to Approve Edinburgh Scheme

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Councillors in Edinburgh have been asked to approve plans to demolish a row of terraced houses to make way for student flats.

S83 Ltd wants to flatten a row of terraced houses on Mayfield Road so that it can build 148 student flats.

Originally, the plans had called for the construction of 83 units and didn't include the terraced houses.

The proposed student halls would be between three and five storeys high. If granted planning permission, it would consist of 31 units on the ground floor, along with a reception, office and break out space.

The first and second floors would contain 36 student flats, whilst the third floor will contain 30 units and 15 studios will be located on the fourth floor.

Although no provision has been made for cars, a total of 148 cycle spaces will be provided.

Documents submitted as part of the application state: "The adjacent properties are mainly residential with some of the properties on Braefoot Terrace being retail at ground level with residential above. To the north there is the Braidburn Inn public house which was recently granted planning approval for student accommodation."

"The development is ideally located to integrate into existing pedestrian, cycle and public transport networks. The proposed development is within walking distance of a wide range of local facilities and amenities. It is also within extremely short walking distance of the University of Edinburgh King's Buildings."