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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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Planning granted for Royal Yacht Britannia floating hotel

SHP secured Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent in October and May 2018 respectively for the conversion of the historic naval boat MV Fingal to a hotel in Alexander Dock in the Port of Leith, Edinburgh. The new luxury boutique hotel will be operated by the Royal Yacht Britannia, and will complement Scotland's Number 1 tourist attraction, The Royal Yacht Britannia. 

The hotel will provide 23 premium suites and a 80 person function room.

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SHP Secure Planning for Nursing Home in Haddington

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) are pleased to have secured planning permission for a nursing home and 30 extra care units in Haddington, East Lothian on behalf of our client, In-Site Property Solutions.

After previously securing planning permission in principle for a mixed-use housing and business development on the wider site in November 2014, SHP worked closely with In-site and East Lothian Council to secure a different use for the business part of the site. The development will provide much needed care services for the area.

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SHP submits planning application for 209-bed Glasgow Hotel

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) recently submitted Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent planning applications to amend a major hotel scheme at Clyde Street and Dixon Street, Glasgow on behalf of client; Ashcap (CNC) LLP. 

The 13 storey 209-bed hotel scheme previously granted planning permission in 2014 for a DoubleTree by Hilton sits within and alongside an existing listed building in the heart of Glasgow's city centre overlooking the River Clyde.

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 Project Update - Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent were granted July 2017 and November 2016 respectively  

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Success in Aberdeenshire as major commercial centre approved

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) has secured a resolution to grant planning permission in principle (PPP) for the commercial element of the mixed use settlement expansion of Blackdog, to the north of Aberdeen. Aberdeenshire Council’s Formartine Area Committee confirmed Minded to Grant consent, subject to the completion of a planning obligation related to developer contributions.

The planning application was submitted by SHP in March 2016, following pre-application consultation with Aberdeenshire Council, for the mixed used commercial development, which will consist of a new town centre including a 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 proposal by Ashfield Land will be a significant boost to the Aberdeen economy, acting as a hub for the strategic Energetica corridor, connecting directly to the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR).

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Project update - The PPP planning application was granted in December 2017.

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SHP secure planning for Kensington High Street flagship bank

On behalf of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group (CYBG), SHP secured planning permission for the change of use and new shop front  for a flagship retail bank at a prominent site on Kensington High Street. The new retail banking concept will provide an innovative digital-led approach to meet the needs of the Bank’s extensive customer base in the Capital..

Check out the CYBG website to learn more.

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