Another proposed student accommodation development is refused

POSTED ON July 14, 2023 BY James Garry

Proposed student development refused permission by committee

Proposed demolition of existing buildings and erection of purpose-built student accommodation on Lower Gilmore Place has been refused planning permission.
This is against an officer recommendation that it be granted.
Read reasons on Planning Portal:
1. The proposed development has an inappropriate design response to the ground floor and fails to provide an attractive frontage to the Union Canal contrary to policies Des 1 and Des 10a) of the Edinburgh Local Development Plan.
2. The proposed development fails to provide a range of accommodation options,
including cluster flats contrary to part (e ) of the Locational and Design Guidance within the Non Statutory Student Housing Guidance.

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