A mixed-use development comprising a 207-bed hotel and 2 ground-floor retail and café/restaurant units (Class 1 or 3) is proposed for the site of 34b Haddington Place (Ref. 09/02342/FUL)
The developer – LWE (Scotland) LLP – is believed to be closely connected to, or the same as, the Belfast-based Drumkeen, which proved so helpful in enabling the dismantlement of Botanic Cottage (see Extras).
The target determination date for the Planning Subcommittee is 8 January 2010. There's not much to be seen yet in terms of architectural impressions, but for the time being block plans, background papers and correspondence can be viewed at http://citydev-portal.edinburgh.gov.uk/portal/submissions.do?action=ViewPublicCaseDetails&applicationRef=09/02342/FUL
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