Planning

STEAD’S PLACE – LEITHERS UNIMPRESSED SO FAR

 HOSTILE REACTION IN ADVANCE OF EXHIBITION LATER THIS WEEK 

Save Leith Walk campaigners have reacted scornfully to preliminary design proposals for the redevelopment of Stead’s Place.

They say demolition of the two-storey 1930s buildings, whilst retaining elements of their facades in a new five/six-storey structure, would be ‘overpowering and disrespectful’ of Leith Walk’s heritage. 

They also criticise the incongruous use of brick.

BT EYES HISTORIC CITY CENTRE

 CAN EDINBURGH RESIST SIREN CALLS? 

British Telecommunications PLC seeks planning permission to remove 26 payphones from central Edinburgh and replace them with 12 InLink units. 

InLinks offer free superfast WiFi, mobile and landline calls, mobile-device charging, and access to maps, directories and local services. 

EXCITING TIMES FOR POWDERHALL

 CREATIVE SPACE AND NEW HOMES IN THE OFFING 

The Council is considering the creation of a ‘workspaces and community space’ in the B-listed former stables and offices at 165 Broughton Road. 

Artists’ studios and micro-enterprise offices could be leased out upstairs with flexible function space and other uses available on the ground floor. Attic and lower-ground-floor areas could be dedicated to ‘higher-value uses’. 

TESCO WANTS LONGER DELIVERY HOURS (AGAIN)

Tesco Stores Ltd wants to extend its delivery hours at the Broughton Road store by two hours on a Sunday morning (Ref 18/00667/FUL). 

Delivery hours here are currently controlled under the terms of Tesco’s earlier planning permssion (Ref. 09/00039/FUL) which restricts them to 7.30am–8pm (Mon.–Sat.), and 12pm–6pm (Sun.). The new Sunday start-time would be 10am. 

Why the change?

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