106-162 Leith Walk (Stead’s Place)

Name/location Leith Walk (Stead’s Place)
Owner/developer Drum Property Group
Proposal Demolition of existing buildings and construction of a mixed-use development including affordable housing (flats), post graduate student accommodation, hotel, restaurant, including space for potential community, retail, public house or commercial uses. Includes associated infrastructure, landscaping and car parking.
Current status Revised application (September 2018) being considered by CEC
Key dates
LHNCC POSITION Not supported (see September 2018 minutes)
  • Demolition of the red sandstone buildings at 106 – 154 Leith Walk, where a number of lively and well loved local businesses currently operate.
  • 6-7 storey high buildings are too high.
  • Only 53 ‘affordable’ homes.
  • Overprovision of student accommodation.
Actions by LHNCC LHNCC objection sent 11/09/18
Future actions
  • LHNCC representation requested at Planning Committee Hearing 30/1/19 – suggested combined response from all CCs tbc
  • Planning Application refused at Hearing – Drum advised to address issues raised
Further information Save Leith Walk website: https://saveleithwalk.org
CEC reference/link 18/04349/CON, 18/04332/FUL, 18/01015/PAN