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Laura Roddy joins Scott Hobbs Planning as Senior Planner

Scott Hobbs Planning has strengthened its team with the appointment of Laura Roddy as a Senior Planner based in the company’s Edinburgh office.  Laura joins with the benefit of seven years’ experience in the private sector, where she focussed on major planning applications for developments including residential, infrastructure and renewable energy.  She will contribute to the growth of the business in all of its core sectors including mixed use, residential, student accommodation, retail and energy, working across the UK and Ireland.

Laura Joins

 

Managing Director Paul Scott commented: “We are delighted to have appointed Laura following a recommendation from a valued client.  She will play an important role in continuing to establish SHP as a leading independent planning advisor, and will allow us to build our role with existing and new clients across the British Isles.”

 

To get in touch with Laura please see her contact details below:

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Phone: 0131 226 7225

Address: 24a Stafford Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7BD

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Permission secured at appeal for student housing in Stirling

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) recently secured planning permission at appeal for a 208 bed student housing development for Empiric Student Property in Stirling.

After being refused by Committee decision in May by Stirling Council against the case officer's recommendation, SHP was instructed to prepare and submit an appeal to the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA). The Reporter agreed with the proposals and SHP's supporting information and recommended in favour of the proposal.

A great success for SHP for this highly accessible riverside development close to Stirling's city centre and University. Designed by Susan Stephen Architects.

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Applications submitted for change of use at Abbey Mount

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) have recently submitted Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent application for the former Abbey Mount Centre in Edinburgh for our client to change the private office spaces, meeting rooms and space to 11 residential apartments with a communal roof terrace, retaining the existing cafe.

The proposals seek to re-use the existing ground floors of 2-4 Abbey Mount and retain the C-listed rear hall. The plans provide an exciting opportunity to live in this vibrant area of Edinburgh, with close proximity and views to Holyrood Park.

Abbey Mount Pic

 

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Success for mixed use development at King's Stable Road

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) recently secured a 'Minded to Grant' decision from City of Edinburgh Council for proposals for a hotel, residential apartments, student accommodation, arts facility, a public square, retail and a restaurant/cafe.

After revisions to the designs were made to the application which SHP submitted in December 2015, and consultation with the Council, statutory consultees and residents, the development team presented the proposals to the Development Management Sub-Committee. The Committee voted in favour of the proposal which will transform the key brownfield site close to Edinburgh's Grassmarket and the Castle, in the Old Town Conservation Area.

SHP acted on behalf of clients; Peveril Securities and Campus Development Management.

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Exchange 2 Pre - Application Public Consultation Event

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) hosted a public exhibition event for the general public on the 15th June from 4pm to 8pm at The Capital Business Centre on Canning Street, presenting the initial concept and proposals of a major mixed-use development at Dewar Place, Edinburgh. 

After submitting a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN), SHP completed an extensive marketing campagin, including leaflet drops, newspaper adverts and public posters in the area, encouraging members of the local community to visit and participate at the event. On behalf of clients Scottish Power Energy Networks and the consortium C220, SHP presented the initial concept and proposals alongside the project's development team, seeking feedback from the local residents and businesses.

The event was well attended and the feedback from the local community was generally positive, and will be used to help inform furture designs which will be presented at the second public exhibition event at the same venue later in the year (date TBC) before a forthcoming planning application..

 Exhibition hall

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The proposal site, known as Exchange 2 is one of the 'Edinburgh 12' sites designated for major redevelopment in the city and will be an extension of Edinburgh's successful commercial area, The Exchange District.

 

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PAN Submitted for Residential Development in Stirling

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) recently submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) for Residential Development at Croftside Farm, Whins of Milton, to the south of Stirling on behalf of Bellway Homes. The site forms part of the South Stirling Gateway, which will see a mix of uses developed in the future, as the city expands.

The PAN outlines public exhibition events SHP will host alongside the developer team, consulting the public about the proposed development, generating feedback to inform the final designs before a future planning in principle application submission. Members of the community will be notified and invited to attend, consultation will also be made with area councillors and community councils.

Croftside PAN Plan

 

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Planning Granted at Chris Stewart Group's The Registers

On behalf of our client Chris Stewart Group, Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) has secured Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for the mixed use development at The Registers, in Edinburgh City Centre.

After the council minded to grant the application in December, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) submitted an objection, which resulted in the application being called in for examination by the Scottish Government. After amendments to designs, a new listed building consent was submitted to protect the Venetian Gothic Building at 28 West Register Street. HES dropped their objection and the amended application was granted by City of Edinburgh Council once again.

The plans will transform the former Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters at 41 - 42 St Andrew Square into a restaurant, gymnasium and residential apartments, and a new grade A office, retail/food and beverage development is proposed at South St Andrew Street / West Register Street, incorporating the ornate façade of 28 West Register Street.  

The development is a catalytic component of the wider Register Lanes regeneration initiative, including enhanced access to the St James redevelopment.

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Scott Hobbs Planning submit PAN for Exchange 2

Scott Hobbs Planning recently submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) for a major mixed-use development at Dewar Place, Edinburgh on behalf of clients Scottish Power Energy Networks and the consortium C220. The proposal site, known as Exchange 2, is one of the 'Edinburgh 12' sites designated for major redevelopment in the city and will be an extension of Edinburgh's successful commercial area, The Exchange District. 

The proposals will interperate the Exchange 2 Masterplan approved in 2010 by the City of Edinburgh Council, retaining the Dewar Place facade and building on the podium deck above Scottish Power's new sub-station completed in 2012, and providing a new route from Morrison Street to Conference Square, over the Western Approach Road. 

The PAN outlines public exhibition events SHP will host alongside the developer team, consulting the public about the proposed development and generating feedback to inform the final designs before a future application for planning permission in principle. Members of the community will be notified and invited to attend. Consultation will also be made with the area's councillors and community councils.

The first of the two events will take place on the 15th June from 4pm to 8pm at The Capital Business Centre on Canning Street. The second is planned for later in the year at the same venue, date TBC. 

PAN submission

 

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