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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 Government's consultation page here

 

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Rose Street Dance Theatre Application Submitted

Acting for acclaimed theatre performer and producer Peter Schaufuss, Scott Hobbs Planning recently submitted Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent Applications to City of Edinburgh Council for the change of use and internal refurbishment of Charlotte Baptist Chapel, in Rose Street, Edinburgh.

The proposed development known as The Rose Theatre, is for the change of use of the former Charlotte Chapel building to a Centre for Dance and the Performing Arts, including theatre, exhibition area, museum, ballet school, dance studio, and ancillary accommodation and internal refurbishment to facilitate this use.

The Rose Theatre will contribute significantly to the facilities and amenities of the city centre. There will be no adverse impact on local amenities and the living conditions of nearby residents.

The proposal will result in minimal changes to the 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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4 Torphichen Street Application Submitted

Today, acting for client Stone Acre Projects, Scott Hobbs Planning submitted Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent applications for the change of use at 4 Torphichen Street from office use to four residential apartments.

Modest internal alterations are proposed to facilitate this change of use of the B listed building in the West End Conservation Area and retain the special interest of the building. 

SHP hope to add to our previous successes with Stone Acre for a similar development at neighbouring 8-12 Torphichen Street and our recent success at 17-21 Blackfriar's Street, both for changes in use. 

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Project update: Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent Granted by City of Edinburgh Council in January 2016

 

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Scotland's Judicial Review feature in Estates Gazette

Read our article in this week's Estates Gazette (7/11/15) below. Our article with law firm Brodies discusses the changes to Scotland's Judicial Review procedure and its impact on property developers. 

 

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Application success at Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh

On 20th October Planning permission and Listed Building Consent was granted for the change of use and alterations to the previous Blackfriars Church at 17 - 21 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh for use as café / restaurant and residential apartments.

Scott Hobbs Planning were instructed by Stone Acre Projects to implement a planning strategy for the mixed use proposal in Edinburgh's Old Town which has lain vacant for a number of years and registered as a Building at Risk by Historic Scotland.

The main planning issues for consideration were the refurbishment of the Listed Building to secure its long term preservation and impact on residential amenity. Stone Acre expects to begin works shortly; finally securing a use for this important building which has been vacant for close to 20 years.

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