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
  • Planning Application refused at Hearing – Drum advised to address issues raised
  • Drum has submitted an Appeal to Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA)
Key dates
  • Site visit Wed. 16/1/19 (2.45pm)
  • Response date for comments 6/6/19
LHNCC POSITION Not supported (see September 2018 minutes)
Benefits
Issues
  • 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
  • Letter of Objection for Revised Application sent 18/12/18
  • LHNCC represented at Planning Committee Hearing 30/1/19
Future actions Meeting held with Save Leith Walk Team 18/5/19 to discuss response to Appeal. Suggested that it would be appropriate for Leith CCs submit combined response – tbc
Notes Campaign and online petition to re-open shops started March 2019
Further information
CEC reference/link 18/04349/CON, 18/04332/FUL