LHNCC is holding a public meeting on Thursday 9 December at 18:30 to discuss Edinburgh’s proposed new local development plan (City Plan 2030).
If you have comments or views on the plan which you would like to have included in LHNCC’s response you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org – or you can register to join the meeting on 9 December (via Teams video conferencing).
The City Plan sets out locations for new homes and businesses, where new infrastructure and facilities are required and how places of value will be protected. It provides policies which will be used to determine future planning applications.
LHNCC is preparing a response on the content of the plan that is relevant to the Leith Harbour and Newhaven area, which must be submitted by 20 December – the closing date for the proposed City Plan’s period for representation.
CEC has prepared a Quick Guide to City Plan 2030 which gives an overview of each section of the plan and what it contains plus more information on the plan and the process.
Following on from the last post, there are more consultations and planning applications for items that will affect the LHNCC area. Take a deep breath! (Some of the consultations have closed, and some applications have been withdrawn, so LHNCC is recording here the submissions it has made.)
Crosslane: Residential Serviced Living – Ocean Point 2
Ref: 21/04912/FUL:Mill Lane Clinic 5 Mill Lane Edinburgh EH6 6TJ. Change of use from dwelling (class 9) to residential institution (class 8).
Agent: Four Square Scotland
Grounds for comment – Objection
I am submitting this response on behalf of Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council (LHNCC). This proposed change of use from office to Class 8 residential Institution has raised concerns from residents. these have been considered by LHNCC committee and planning group.
The application appears not to require completion of sections under Checklist for Planning Application and there is no reference or information regarding type of residential institution/tenure for proposed 22 apartments or availability for parking and cycle storage provision. Local residents have identified that the institution will be used as a homeless shelter but no details available about provision being provided and if this will include families or only individuals. If such shelters are needed we would prefer to see them managed by regulated charitable organisations with ongoing support available for tenants.
It would appear the only aspect of the planning application is for the HMO permission, and this is not considered or recorded here. There is no information in this application about Health & Safety requirements needed to meet legislation. Clarification on what is required for Residential Institution application needs to be clarified as there does not appear to be any specific legislation for this type of change of use application
We, are therefore, recommending that application is refused as it fails to provide suffice to evidence to allay our concerns.