Skyliner – Ocean Drive (opposite Scottish Government)

Name/location ‘Skyliner’ – Ocean Drive (opposite Scottish Government)
Owner/developer S1 Developments
Proposal
  • Residential development of 245 flats in 4 high-rise buildings with heights of 7 storeys (Block A), 13 storeys (Block B), 11 storeys (Block C) and 9 storeys (Block D) with a commercial unit, car parking and associated landscaping.
  • New/revised application increases size of development to 338 flats in 4 flatted tower blocks with heights of 10 storeys (building A), 14 storeys (building B), 12 storeys (building C and 10 storeys (building D) with two commercial units (classes 1, 2, 3 and 4), car-parking and a reduction int he original planning amenity. The new application includes changes to the external appearance of th blocks and the addition of a ‘shared pavilion/entertainiment space’ on the top of building B (internal and external terrace) for residents of all blocks
Current status
  • Previous application approved December 2018, with amendments approved March 2019.
  • New/revised application submitted June 2019
  • Revised documentation 7/8/19 on CEC portal website – no apparent change to density or height issues
Key dates
  • New application closing date for comments 12/7/19
  • Planning Committee – Wednesday 26 September 2019 recommended approval: GRANTED
LHNCC POSITION Broadly supported (see April 2018 minutes)
Benefits
  • High-quality development with good brand
  • Improvements to waterfront with new walkway
  • Uses brownfield site
Issues
  • Entrance/exit to development is very close to Cala development and proposed tram route
  • Blocks are very high (tallest is 14 storeys)
  • Increased traffic in already busy area
  • party pavilion and external terrace for use by all residents
  • Very little greenspace
Actions by LHNCC
  • Grounds for Comment Letter sent 28 March 2018 – support in principle with issues relating to site entry/exit
  • Grounds for Comment letter of Objection for new application sent 11/7/19
Future action
  • LHNCC Planning Committee to review new application and send response letter.
  • To be discussed at Planning Sub Group and main LHNCC meeting 25/6/19
  • Contacted case officer (16/9/19) regarding revised documents – all minor changes and discussed with LHNCC planning team
Notes A public consultation was held at Ocean Terminal on 27 February 12.00 – 7.00pm.
Further information Developer website: https://s1developments.com/skyliner
CEC reference/link 18/00846/FUL and 19/00414/PAN, new 19/02778/FUL
Case officer Linda Hamilton: Email linda.h.hamilton@edinburgh.gov.uk  Tel 0131 529 3146