ADVERTISING DRUM PROPOSAL FOR St ANDREW SQUARE
While Edinburgh collectively takes stock/girds loins/throws hands up in despair over the future of Picardy Place, here is a little planning problem you can help resolve today.
DAVID YOUNG CAN HARDLY CONTAIN HIS EXCITEMENT
1. Hullo – it looks like major work is underway in Edinburgh city centre.
2. What can it be?
A planning application for the erection of a ‘Festival Village’ above Waverley Mall will go before the Development Management Subcommittee tomorrow.
BATTLE FOR OLD ROYAL HIGH ENTERS NEW PHASE
Over 100 guests assembled in the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood last night in a reception aimed at pushing the cause of the Perfect Harmony campaign.
Perfect Harmony promotes the interests of St Mary’s Music School and the Royal High School Preservation Trust which, together, want an expanded St Mary’s to move into a conservation-led redesign of Thomas Hamilton’s building and adjacent spaces on Regent Road.
MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN LINE FOR BONNINGTON
Staff from Montagu Evans LLP met Leith Central Community Council on Monday to discuss a pre application notification for new housing and commercial properties on Bonnington Road Lane (Ref. 17/03256/PAN).
Today, we will report the Development Management Subcommittee (DMS) hearing on a revised proposal for the old Royal High School on Regent Road (Ref. 17/00588/FUL; 17/00587/LBC).
Developers Duddingston House Properties and Urbanist Group seek planning consent for:
OR THIN END OF THE WEDGE?
A Dubai-based individual has applied for planning permission to build 10 flats with associated pedestrian access, hard and soft landscaping, bicycle and bin storage on land 35m south of Broughton Road (Ref. 13/03603/FUL).
PLEA TO REJECT HOTEL PROPOSAL FOR OLD ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL
Spurtle has been sent the text of an open letter to Councillor Frank Ross, the Lord Provost.
The letter was dated 17 August, and signed by Dr William Moyes (Chairman of St Mary's Music School), William Gray Muir (Chairman of the Royal High School Preservation Trust), and Dr Carol Colborn Grigor (Dunard Fund).
Stone Acre Gayfield Square Ltd seeks planning permission to demolish the former garage, workshop and gallery spaces at the north-west corner of Gayfield Square and build residential apartments in their place (Ref. 17/03392/FUL; 17/03393/CON).
The new block would consist of 11 flats: two studios, one 1-bedroom, six 2-bedroom, two 3-bedroom.