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Library plans are approved

posted 15 Sep 2010, 04:35 by myEdinburgh Admin
Plans for a new library and "community hub" in Drumbrae have been given the go-ahead. The city council is to build a library, day care centre and a local neighbourhood office at Drum Brae Drive in a £5.7 million project.

City planners approved the proposals yesterday.

Drumbrae councillor Colin Keir said: "I am delighted the library plans have gone through and people in the area will be very pleased as this will be a real asset."

He added, however, that he felt there should have been more parking fitted into the plans, as there is already a shortage of parking availability.

The project recently received £787,000 to get the building off the ground as part of £6m worth of grants awarded to the city's six new "hub initiatives" by the Scottish Futures Trust.

Source: Edinburgh Evening News