Canongate Student Housing
Posted on: May 20, 2022
We are supportive of this scheme’s intention to maintain the character of this historic gasworks site through the retention of key features such as the perimeter wall and workshop.
Address: 179A Canongate Edinburgh
Proposal: Partial demolition of existing buildings and development of purpose-built student accommodation, ancillary uses and associated infrastructure
Closing date for comments: 20 May 2022
Determination date: 30 May 2022
We have lodged a neutral comment on this application.
We are supportive of this scheme’s intention to maintain the character of this historic gasworks site through the retention of key features such as the perimeter wall and workshop. Although attention to detail during the implementation of this scheme will be crucial to its success.
And we also accept that this appears to be a suitable location for student accommodation.
However, the number of recently built and consented student housing schemes across the city is a concern. An updated socio-economic impact assessment is now urgently required to understand the actual or potential impact of existing and future student housing development on local residents and neighbourhood civic life and to provide a complete context for the assessment of new applications.
Image: taken from planning application, copyright may be protected.