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Appeal: Edinburgh University’s long-held sports village plans blocked

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Plans for 573 student bedrooms and an 8,700-square-metre ‘sports village’ in Edinburgh have been denied by a reporter, who was not convinced that the scheme’s benefits justified its scale and incursion into green belt land.

LOCATIONEdinburghAUTHORITYCity of Edinburgh CouncilREPORTERKatrina RicePROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEPPA-230-2329The appeal concerned 20 hectares of playing fields owned by the University of Edinburgh in the south-east of the city. The university had sought permission to create a “sports village” at the site, comprising 573 units of student accommodation across three Y........
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