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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 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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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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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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