106-162 Leith Walk – Stead’s Place (2nd application)

Name/location 106-162 Leith Walk (Stead’s Place) – second application
Owner/developer Drum Property Group
Proposal Proposed Demolition of Industrial Units and Development of Residential Led Uses, Retention of and refurbishment of existing 2-Storey Sandstone Building
Current status
    • Previous Planning Application refused at CEC Hearing and went to Appeal at Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA), this was refused
    • New PAN application submitted 26 March 2020
Key dates Response date for online Pre-consultation comments 13/8/2020
LHNCC POSITION Supported (with reservations)
Benefits
  • Retention of 2-storey sandstone Building
  • Introduction of pitched roofs for residential areas to rear of site
  • Landscaped residential areas
  • Open access and public spaces between Leith Walk and Pilrig Park.
Issues
  • Affordable housing is separate block, not integrated across the site
  • Uncertainty about how public access will be monitored.
  • No detailed information on secure storage facilities for bicycles.
  • Design is not carbon neutral; argument that it complies with current legislation
Actions by LHNCC
  • Extraordinary Meeting with presentation from Drum team 9/7/20
  • Consultation feedback request to send any queries was addressed at meeting on 25/8/20
  • LHNCC planning group met 6/8/20 and agreed to complete and submit feedback form on behalf of LHNCC to meet closing date requirement. Sent 11/8/20
  • Also agreed that individual responses be submitted
  • Drum group invited to attend LHNCC meeting on 25/8/20 to address responses
  • Response to FUL application prepared by Sub-planning group and submitted via portal as closing date was 19/1/21. Letter circulated for meeting 26/1/21
Notes Drum also in communication with LLCC, LCCC, Save Leith Walk and Leith Lives
Further information
CEC reference/link 20/01447/PAN, 20/05553/FUL
Case Officer Lesley Carus: lesley.carus@edinburgh.gov.uk, Adam Thomson: adam.thomson@edinburgh.gov.uk

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