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SHP secures planning for student housing in Canterbury

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) has secured planning permission for a 170 bed purpose built student accommodation development in Canterbury, on behalf of Empiric Student Property. 

SHP, working alongside architects LHC and transport consultants Sweco, provided advice throughout the process, culminating in the presentation of the proposals to the Canterbury City Council Planning Committee in July.  The proposals involve the retention and conversion of part of the existing, former Franciscan Study Centre buildings at the site, and the addition of four new-build blocks of accommodation and amenity space. 

The site is located adjacent to the University of Kent campus and will be Empiric’s second student accommodation development in the city.

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SHP appeal success at prominent Edinburgh City Centre site

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) has secured planning permission for amendments to the mixed use development at King's Stables Road in Edinburgh City Centre following an appeal. 

The appeal, on behalf of developer Peveril and Campus Development Management, was submitted following the non-determination of the planning application by City of Edinburgh Council.  SHP had previously received planning permission for the overall mixed use development, comprising hotel, student accommodation and residential development, in 2017. 

The development is currently on site, and completion is programmed in Spring 2019.

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SHP submit major South Lanarkshire residential development

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) has submitted an application for planning permission in principle for a residential development for up to 185 units on the former Speyside Distillery site at Duchess Road, Rutherglen, Glasgow.

The application was submitted on behalf of Heron Property Limited following successful pre-application consultation with the local community and South Lanarkshire Council. The application is expected to be approved by the end of the year.

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SHP holds consultation for regeneration proposal in Fife

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) held a pre-application consultation event for a major residential led-mixed use development with employment generating uses at Thistle Industrial Estate, Cowdenbeath.

The event was held on site on 18 April 2018 following the submission of the Proposal of Application Notice to Fife Council on 7 March 2018. Generally, the feedback from attendees at the event was supportive of the redevelopment proposals.

The plans are being finalised following the pre-application consultation and ongoing engagement with Fife Council. An application is expected to be submitted before the end of the year.

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SHP success for mixed use development at Edinburgh Exchange

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) has secured a resolution to approve planning permission in principle for a large-scale mixed use development at ‘Exchange 2’, the Scottish Power-owned site at Dewar Place, adjacent to the Exchange in Edinburgh City Centre. 

The site of the recently upgraded substation serving the whole of the City Centre will see a new podium deck accommodation a 300 bed hotel, with a further 250 bed hotel built alongside, and a new office building complementing the mix.  City of Edinburgh Council’s Development Management sub-Committee approved the JM Architects-designed development subject to the completion of a planning obligation relating to developer contributions.  It also separately granted listed building consent and conservation area consent for the proposals. 

SHP will submit further applications detailing the design of the buildings later in the year, and the hotels are scheduled to commence construction in Spring 2019.

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SHP secure planning for distillery & visitor centre in Leith

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) has secured a resolution to grant planning permission for a new distillery at the Port of Leith, adjacent to Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh. The City of Edinburgh Council's Development Management Sub-Committee have confirmed Minded to Grant consent, subject to the completion of a planning obligation related to developer contributions.

The planning application was submitted by Scott Hobbs Planning in September 2017, following pre-application consultation with CEC, for the nine storey distillery including a visitor experience / tasting area, a shop and a restaurant and bar. The proposal by Muckle Brig Limited will be the first purpose-built single malt distillery to be constructed in Edinburgh for over a century. It will provide a new visitor attraction to the waterfront that will complement the existing facilities within the area.

For more information on this exciting project check out the Port of Leith Distillery website.

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Planning secured for student accommodation in Haymarket

SHP has secured a grant for planning permission for the development of a student accommodation scheme at Haymarket Yards in Edinburgh on behalf of applicant Scape Homes.

After submitting plans in September 2016, SHP worked alongside the project architects to revise plans to address initial design concerns expressed by the City of Edinburgh Council. Following revisions to the scale and bulk of the building, the revised scheme for 94 student units was approved by the Council’s Development Management Sub-Committee in early November subject to a Section 75 legal agreement which was recently concluded. The approval will see a new use for this prominent gap site in one of Edinburgh’s most accessible locations.

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