Change of Use to Short Term Let in Johnston Terrace

Posted on: July 30, 2020

Our response to application for permission to turn another residential property in Edinburgh’s Old Town into a short term holiday let

Address: 1F1, 16 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PR

Ref No: 20/02790/FUL

Closing date for comments: 11th August 2020

Proposal: Change of use of apartment from residential to short term business/holiday accommodation

Cockburn Response

We object to this application.

This application has been brought to our attention by a Cockburn stakeholder. It is our view that in this residential shared stair context  the proposed change of use  is not in accordance with Policy Housing 7 ‘Inappropriate Uses in Residential Areas’ as it would have a materially detrimental effect on the living conditions of other  residents of the main door accessed residential stair, and so should not be permitted.

In addition, the proposed change of use is not supportive of either Scottish Government Housing policy on More homes – “everyone has a quality home that they can afford and that meets their needs” or Scottish Planning Policy on “socially sustainable places” and “supporting delivery of accessible housing”.