106-162 Leith Walk (Stead’s Place)

Name/location 106-162 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..
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) – still awaiting result. Site visit completed 9 October 2019.
  • PAN application submitted 26 March
Key dates
  • Development Management Sub-Committee Hearing 30/1/19
  • Response date for comments 6/6/19
LHNCC POSITION Not supported (see September 2018 minutes)
Benefits ·
  • 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.
  • Over-provision of student accommodation.
Actions by LHNCC
  • Letter of objection sent 11/09/18
  • Letter of Objection for Revised Application sent 18/12/18
  • LHNCC represented at Planning Committee Hearing 30/1/19
  • LHNCC, LLCC and LCCC submitted joint response to DPEA 6/6/19
  • Letter written to CEC Head of Planning – Grounds for complaint regarding public consultations affected by coronavirus restriction, particularly in relation to major developments
  • Zoom presentation from Drum representatives held 9/6/20 for CCvoting and ex-officio members. There appeared to be a willingness to maintain communication and answered questions from attenders
Future action 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 and 18/04332/FUL.    20/01447/PAN
Case Officer Barbara Stuart: E-mail: barbara.stuart@edinburgh.gov.uk Tel:0131 529 3927