St Andrew Street Hostel

Posted on: October 13, 2023

The proposed rooftop bar seems unnecessary in this location

Address: 11 – 13 South St Andrew Street Edinburgh EH2 2BT

Proposal: Proposed change of use of 1st-5th floors from office to hostel accommodation; formation of roof top restaurant with terrace at 06th floor

Reference No: 23/04205/FUL

Closing date for comments: Fri 13 Oct 2023

Determination date: Fri 03 Nov 2023


Cockburn Response

The existing planning permission for the redevelopment of this building as a hotel is noted .

The proposed use as hostel accommodation should  diversity the variety and affordability of accommodation available in the city centre.

However,   the proposed rooftop bar, which significantly increases the height of the existing building, seems unnecessary for a hostel in the heart of the city centre where so many bars and similar outlets are already available.

Necessary and comprehensive details relating to future access and servicing arrangements  for the hostel are not included in the application.

For these reasons, we object to this application.