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SHP submits student accommodation application in Aberdeen

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) recently submitted a detailed planning application to Aberdeen City Council for a mixed used development comprising of ground floor commercial units and up to 100 beds of student accomodation for client; West Coast Estates.

Two buildings are proposed to be erected at the brownfield site at King Street, Aberdeen close to Aberdeen University's King's College. After a consultation event with the general public, the design has evolved to fit in with the local area, providing improved amenity for both students and neighbouring residents. Once developed the site will provide some of the most accessible student accommodation available to Aberdeen University students.

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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.

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 Project Update - Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent were granted 9 December 2016 and 12 December 2016 respectivley 

 

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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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 Project Update - Planning Permission was granted August 2017.

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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..

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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.

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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 fa├žade 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. 

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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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