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Locals oppose Grassmarket plans
Opponents of plans to revamp one of Edinburgh's oldest thoroughfares are to hold a public meeting.

The campaigners are angered by plans to redevelop the Grassmarket in the capital's Old Town district, on the south side of the city centre.

A multi-million pound makeover, shaped by urban design consultants, has been put forward by the city council.

It said the plans would limit vehicle movements and extend the scope of the pedestrian-only area.

But critics have suggested that the proposal is bland, corporate and cold.

Opponents have also complained that while there have been consultations, their comments have been ignored.

A council spokesman said that all views would be considered in preparing the final recommendations. Objections can be submitted for another 10 days.

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