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Developer cuts Edinburgh flats after council property 'blunder'

The developer of a proposed apartment block by Edinburgh-based practice Hackland & Dore has scaled back the scheme after council officers bungled the property deal at the heart of the plan. It is having to cut the number of flats from 80 to 50 after Edinburgh City Council officials discovered they had sold the land in Leith with a legal covenant barring large-scale development.

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