HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF AS FARCE ON EAST SCOTLAND STREET LANE
The latest planning application for the lockup / flat / AirBnB / Class 2 office / lockup on East Scotland Street Lane has been refused (Ref. 18/03340/FUL).
Architects LBA have put forward new plans for a development of six 1-bedroom apartments on a narrow sloping site between 13 Claremont Crescent and Broughton Road (Ref. 19/00451/FUL; Breaking news, 22.8.17).
It falls within the New Town Conservation Area. LBA are acting as agent for an Edinburgh-based individual.
Many thanks to reader Mark Saunders, who has sent us this upbeat vision of future developments.
It was conceived, perhaps, through topaz-coloured spectacles.
Call for Artists
Come all ye artists!
The Golden Turd needs you!
you, who can glorify the work
on this blue January day
who can scale the concrete towers
more impregnable than the Castle
and the cranes towering taller still
like ancient siege equipment.
The Development Management Sub-committee this afternoon granted planning permission for Moolmoor (Waverley) Limited’s proposal for a new building on the current roof of Waverley Mall (Ref. 18/02748/FUL).
The C-shaped structure, clad in bronze copper alloy, will house some combination of retail units, offices, and cafés/restaurants.
The dust has not yet settled on the Stead’s Place proposal, controversially refused planning permission last week. Already, though, another development is in the offing over the road.
Edinburgh-based CW Properties has registered a proposal of application notice for a major development on land east of 139 Leith Walk (Ref. 19/00415/PAN).
Edinburgh Council’s Development Management Subcommittee meets this afternoon (from 1pm) in a special hearing to consider revised plans for the Foot of Leith Walk.
Drum Property Group proposes to demolish light-industrial buildings and a row of art-deco shops at 106–65 Leith Walk, collectively referred to locally as Stead’s Place.
Readers will remember our report in late November about the 18.5m telecommunications mast newly installed on Broughton Road.
The siting had caused upset among many locals who felt its positioning next to the Gretna Rail Disaster memorial in Rosebank Cemetery was unsightly and disrespectful.
Save Leith Walk campaigners have urged locals to reject Drum Property’s revised scheme for Stead’s Place.
As reported HERE last week, the developers have tweaked their first design, most notably by reducing the height of proposed buildings on Leith Walk by one storey.