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Submission for commercial centre in Blackdog, Aberdeenshire

Scott Hobbs Planning has submitted an application for Planning Permission in Principle to Aberdeenshire Council on behalf of client Ashfield Land for the commercial element of the mixed use settlement expansion of Blackdog, to the north of Aberdeen.

The mixed used commercial development will consist of a new town centre including regional food hall, retail, leisure and Class 3 uses; business and industrial uses (Classes 4, 5 and 6); alterations to access from A90 roundabout and other infrastructure works. The development will create 1,200 jobs during the construction phase and 1,500 full-time jobs longer term.

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Following the inclusion of the major development site in the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan in 2012 and the approval of the Blackdog Masterplan in 2013, SHP conducted extensive public consultation on the masterplan for our client alongside housebuilder Kirkwood Homes who are submitting 450 homes to the south of the site alongside Ashfield's application.

SHP are pleased that the subsequent planning application has been well recieved, highlighting the unique design of the town centre building, which will act as a hub for the strategic Energetica corridor.   

 

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Rose Street Theatre Success

Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent was minded to grant by the City of Edinburgh Council's Development Management Sub-Committee at their latest meeting, for our client Peter Schaufuss.

The plans for the transformation of the former Charlotte Chapel building found on Rose Street into a Centre for Dance and the Performing Arts, were submitted by Scott Hobbs Planning in November include a theatre, exhibition area, museum, ballet school, dance studio, and ancillary accommodation and internal refurbishment to facilitate this use.

The proposal by the acclaimed ballet dancer, director and choreographer will result in minimal changes to the B-Listed building, which will be retained in active use similar to that for which it was originally intended. There will be no adverse impact on any feature of historic or architectural importance. The proposal will preserve the character and appearance of the Listed Buildings and the New Town Conservation Area.

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Success for change of use at 4 Torphichen Street

Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent was recently granted for change of use from offices to residential apartments at 4 Torphichen Street, Edinburgh for Stone Acre Projects.

The Grade B building found in Edinburgh's West End was the former offices for The Scottish Association of Bakers. The proposed sympathetic internal and external alterations will retain the building’s features, transforming it back to its original residential use, with four apartments.

After applications were submitted in November, it sees the third recent success for SHP with client Stone Acre, with similar proposals for change of use of listed buildings having been granted at neighbouring 8-12 Torphichen Street for twelve apartments and also at 17-21 Blackfriars Street in Edinburgh's Old Town for change of use to residential apartments and cafe/restaurant.

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Success for Harvey Norman Retail Warehouse in Dublin

This week Scott Hobbs Planning received notification to grant consent for a retail warehouse unit for Harvey Norman and a Costa Coffee cafe in Tallaght, South Dublin.

The development is for 5,000 m2 retail warehouse unit, a cafe, signage and new access to the site from Greenhills Road. This will complete the development at Airton Road Retail Park, South Dublin County Council, Ireland. 

Another success for SHP in Ireland where we have good understanding and experience of the Irish planning system and development sector.

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Project update: After a third party appeal being withdrawn, planning permission was granted by South Dublin County Council in April 2016.

 

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King's Stables Road Redevelopment Application Submitted

Scott Hobbs Planning recently submitted a planning application for the proposed redevelopment of buildings on King's Stables Road.

Acting for clients; Peveril Securities and Campus Development Management SHP submitted Planning Permission and Conservation Area Consent applications for the major development comprising of hotel, residential apartments, student accommodation, arts facility, a public square, retail and a restaurant/cafe.

The buildings on the site, formerly council offices, storage premises and workshops, have lain vacant since 2009.

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Charles Vyvyan from Campus Development Management, said: "This corner of the Grassmarket has lain neglected for a number of years, and these exciting proposals will breathe much-needed life into this part of the Old Town, providing a hotel, student accommodation, flats and facilities to accommodate and promote the arts.

"We were highly sensitive to the fact that the site is within the UNESCO World Heritage site boundary, and as we worked our way through the planning process engaged closely with the local community, updating them on our proposals and listening to their feedback.

"We also want to ensure that the local; community and stakeholders have plenty of further opportunity to comment on the proposals, and have invited the council to extend the period for commenting on the planning application until later in January, to take account of the Christmas and New Year holiday period."

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SHP continues to monitor progress of the application with City of Edinburgh Council.

 

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Success at Edinburgh Local Review Body

Success today for Scott Hobbs Planning at Local Review Body for a change of use from office use to single residential dwelling at 12 St Peter's Buildings, Edinburgh for our client Stone Blue Property Ltd.

After a planning application was refused in September by City of Edinburgh Council, SHP were instructed to request a review of the decision, providing supporting evidence. At the latest Council Local Review Body Committee meeting planning permission was granted for the vacant ground floor and basement corner unit at Viewforth Local Centre. SHP successfully presented the case that despite being contrary to the council's retail policy, the unit was unviable as a commercial unit in the poorly performing Local Centre of Viewforth and the only positive future use for the unit was residential.

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Chris Stewart Group's The Registers minded to grant

Today, City of Edinburgh Council was minded to approve our client Chris Stewart Group's mixed use development at The Registers.

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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Independent Scottish Planning Review

Scott Hobbs Planning have submitted comments for the Independent Scottish Planning Review.

Drawing off over 55 years of planning experience, SHP made suggestions to improve and build upon the current system, to help drive further investment into the economy and provide a smoother and accountable planning system.

10 key changes were proposed by SHP.

Our submission can be viewed on the Scottish Govenerment's consultation page here

 

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