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Drama as Odeon hit by 'lack of consent' claims

posted 5 Apr 2011, 04:09 by David Rintoul   [ updated 5 Apr 2011, 04:23 ]

The row over the future of Edinburgh's historic Odeon cinema took a new twist today after the council said the developer did not having planning permission for its controversial proposals after all.

Councillors decided two-and-a-half years ago they were minded to grant consent to Duddingston House Properties, which wants to partially demolish the building in Clerk Street, Newington, and build a hotel on the site, but the permission was subject to a legal agreement which involved the company paying around £20,000 towards transport infrastructure in the city.