106-162 Leith Walk (Stead’s Place): new application

Name/location 106-162 Leith Walk (Stead’s Place) – New application
Owner/developer Drum Property Group
Proposal Proposed Demolition of Industrial Units and Development of Residential Led Uses, Retention of existing 2-Storey Sandstone Building with Potential to Include Shops, Financial Professional and Other Services, Food and Drink), Non-Residential Institutions, Assembly and Leisure) and Sui Generis Uses, With Associated Landscaping, Open Space and Infrastructure
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 in principal supported (see June 2020 minutes)
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
  • Apartments designed for rental, ?Affordable housing and will it be integrated across the site of segregated to one of the blocks
  • Will pitched roof be limited to rear building only
  • No accommodation schedule available
  • What does semi-private space mean?
  • How will public access be monitored?
  • No mention of vehicular access/parking/cycling facilities
  • Facilities for disabled and elderly not identified
Actions by LHNCC
  • Extra-ordinary Meeting with presentation from Drum team 9/7/20
  • Consultation feedback request circulated to all members for completion and request to send any queries to be 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
Notes  
Further information
CEC reference/link 20/01447/PAN
Case Officer Lesley Carus: lesley.carus@edinburgh.gov.uk Tel:0131 529