198 Great Junction Street (Cinema conversion)

Name/location 198 Great Junction Street (Cinema conversion)
Owner/developer Glencairn Properties Ltd
Proposal Conversion of listed former cinema building to residential development of 37 flats. Includes the building of an extension at the rear of the cinema and the refurbishment of the foyer area.
Current status
  • First application approved
  • Further application to address issues identified on full access to site submitted
  • Developer to go back to Development Management Sub-Committee following private meeting that took place between the planning committee and the City of Edinburgh Council affordable housing team (date tbc).
Key dates Closing date for comments on second application: 14/12/18
LHNCC POSITION Supported (see March 2018 minutes)
Benefits Restoration of Art Deco Building
Issues Parking – now revised
Actions by LHNCC
  • LHNCC submission sent 5/4/18
  • Letter of support on second application sent 14/12/18
  • Spoke to Darren Teague (Developer) – assurance that all demolition work is HSE approved, pontoons on Water of Leith used as protection from pollution.
Future action LHNCC to send further letter of support
Further information http://www.glencairnproperties.com/2017/11/planning-lodged-great-junction-street-development
Notes
  • Concern raised at LHNCC Meeting 26/3/19 regarding demolition work.
  • Development Management Sub-Committee 8/5/19 to address to address affordable housing issues
CEC reference/link 17/05415/FUL and 18/09563/FUL