Planning

LOCALS RALLY TO DEFEND SPEY STREET LANE Editor Tue, 20/10/2020 - 11:19

SHORT SHRIFT FOR THIN-END-OF-THE-WEDGE HOUSE PROPOSAL

Verticus Ltd seeks planning permission to demolish a single-storey garage at 17 Spey Street Lane and build in its place a 2-storey three-bedroom house (20/04132/FUL; 20/04133/CON).

CLOSE BUT NOT TOO CLOSE, SAY DEVELOPERS Editor Fri, 09/10/2020 - 09:44

EYRE PLACE RESIDENTS CONCERNED FOR PRIVACY

Some residents on the south side of Eyre Place are concerned that their bedrooms at the back will be overlooked from adjacent flats forming part of the proposed New Town Quarter between Dundas Street and King George V Park.

MORE MAJOR DEVELOPMENT FOR DUNDAS STREET Editor Sat, 19/09/2020 - 09:29

BIG PLANS FOR CENTRUM AND BUPA HOUSES

Scott Hobbs Planning, on behalf of MMMARS Dundas Limited has submitted a proposal of application notice to the Council for property at 108–14 and 116 Dundas Street (20/03923/PAN).

FOOD FOR THOR ON WAVERLEY MALL Editor Wed, 26/08/2020 - 11:24

PROPOSALS INCLUDE TEPEES AND GLASSHOUSE

Thor’s Bars Ltd of Lancaster seek planning permission for a pop-up event on the roof of the Waverley Mall (20/03336/FUL).

The proposal comprises a bar in a glasshouse, and two canvas tepees housing another bar and food trucks.

Both areas, say TB, ‘will be decorated with festoon lighting and will be sympathetic to its world heritage setting’.

NO HOTEL FOR DUNDAS STREET DEVELOPMENT Editor Fri, 21/08/2020 - 06:44

DEVELOPERS TO LAUNCH NEW CONSULTATION

A changed economic climate in the wake of Covid-19 has forced Ediston and Orion Capital Managers to scrap plans for an upmarket hotel as part of the New Town North development between Dundas Street and King George V Park. [See update at foot of page.]

PLANS SUBMITTED FOR POWDERHALL STABLES Editor Thu, 20/08/2020 - 10:58

City of Edinburgh Council has brought forward plans by Collective Architecture to repair, redevelop, and landscape the Category B-listed Powderhall Stables at 165 Broughton Road (20/03162/FUL).

The aim is to produce affordable work, artist-studio, and event spaces, with an emphasis on flexible uses indoors and outside, by the end of next year.

TRAPEZOID AVOIDS PAST PITFALLS Editor Thu, 13/08/2020 - 06:33

SINGLE DWELLING PLANNED FOR BROUGHTON ROAD SITE

A new proposal has been submitted for the awkwardly shaped, narrow, sloping car park below 13 Claremont Crescent (20/03029/FUL).

COUNCIL CHANGE OF ADVICE SCUPPERS STEAD'S PLACE CONSULTATION Editor Mon, 10/08/2020 - 11:23

An abrupt change of advice from City of Edinburgh Council means Leith Central Community Council’s meeting on 17 August has been cancelled.

The event – the first ‘properly constituted’ meeting of its kind since March – was to have been held in the Out of the Blue Drill Hall under strict social-distancing arrangements.

It was planned on the basis of Council advice issued on 6 July saying physical meetings were now possible under Scottish Government guidelines.

LOTHIAN BUSES TO SELL PILRIG BACKLAND Editor Sat, 01/08/2020 - 07:10

Lothian Buses have put the 0.44-acre Tramways Bowling Club site on the market.

Advertised with agent Graham & Sibbald, the land and 40-cover licensed clubhouse/bar are described as potentially offering ‘alternative leisure uses’, and are available at offers over £120k.

SOUND-PROOFED CHURCH WOULD NOT BE DISRUPTIVE Editor Mon, 27/07/2020 - 06:00

The Grace Church, Leith seeks planning permission for a change of use from Class 11 (Assembly and leisure) to a church (Class 10 Non-residential institution) at 3 Shrubhill Walk (20/02825/FUL).

The 1,232 sqm property was originally designed within the People for Places development as a replacement venue for the Edinburgh Masonic Club in 2018, but has remained empty since 2019.