PLANS have been lodged for a 148-bed student accommodation development in the Scottish capital.

Architects Fletcher Joseph Associates has submitted a design statement on behalf of CA Yeaman (Edinburgh) Property Owner Limited which is seeking detailed planning permission for the demolition of the existing buildings on site and erection of purpose-built student accommodation Yeaman Place Lane, Edinburgh.

The statement says the plans include associated active travel routes, landscaping and cycle parking and other associated infrastructure.

It said: “The site, currently used as a scrapyard, consists of three one-two storey buildings providing storage units and an office.

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“Two of the existing buildings sit along the union canal border of the site, blocking a potential access point from the Union Canal to Dundee Street and Yeaman Place.

“The proposals seek to provide a purpose-built student accommodation development comprising of four individual blocks carefully arranged to frame direct public access to the canal tow path and a public route through the site to Dundee Street.

“These moves will significantly improve the local pedestrian connectivity and create a hugely enhanced frontage to the historic canal.”

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