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26/10/2016

Appeal: Car parking concerns refuted on Stirling student scheme

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A 165-unit student accommodation scheme has been given the go-ahead for the Forthside area of Stirling, after a reporter found that the sustainable location of the appeal site could justify a reduced parking provision.

Despite recommendation for the scheme’s approval, the council’s Planning and Regulation panel had refused permission on the grounds that the development was of an unsuitable scale for the site, and would only supply six car parking spaces for its 208 students.Reporter Andrew Sikes said that as the appeal site is highly accessible by car and given the perceived insufficient on-site........
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