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Dumfries student halls project discussed by council

Crichton Campus
Image caption The accommodation would be provided for students at the Crichton Campus in Dumfries

Dumfries and Galloway Council is being asked to endorse £1.7m plans to provide student accommodation.

The proposal would convert former social work offices in Dumfries into halls of residence for people studying on the Crichton Campus.

The Gordon Street project is being led by the University of Glasgow.

The council, which owns the properties, is being asked to transfer them to Loreburn Housing Association which would then act as the developer.

Planning committee members have been recommended to approve the proposals.

However, Councillor Colin Smyth has voiced concerns about whether it is the "correct location" for such a scheme.

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