Eyre Place Townhouses
Posted on: October 13, 2023
The revised application looks more like sporadic urban development than placemaking
Address: 72 – 74 Eyre Place Edinburgh EH3 5EL
Proposal: Erect 7x townhouses with associated amenity space, access, cycle parking, car parking and landscaping
Reference No: 23/04046/FUL
Closing date for comments: Fri 06 Oct 2023
Determination date: Fri 03 Nov 2023
Erect 7x townhouses with associated amenity space, access, cycle parking, car parking and landscaping
The original proposal for this site consisted of 9 townhouses, now reduced to 7.
The Cockburn now objects to this application,.Townhouses may be acceptable on this site. But the revised application looks more like sporadic urban development rather than carefully considered placemaking
We also reiterate our comments made regarding the earlier application:
We accept that townhouses may be appropriate for this location.
However, the current proposals require revision. In particular, the urban form and disposition of adjacent properties on Eyre Place Lane should be respected. This specifically includes a more sympathetic response to varying ground levels on the site.
In addition, the stepped access to the proposed townhouses seems inconsistent with the principles of today’s accessibility requirements and aspirations for residential properties. Such access restricts their suitability to potential residents.
We have also been alerted to detailed observations and comments which have been made by local residents concerning both this development and a related proposal for student accommodation on Eyre Place. These detailed observations require full consideration by planning officers.