Part change of use, alterations, and erection of hotel /aparthotel
Posted on: June 15, 2023
This appears to be a good use of this site
Address: 2 – 14 Shandwick Place, 1 – 8 Queensferry Street & 1 – 3 Queensferry Street Lane Edinburgh
Proposal: Part change of use, alterations, and erection of hotel /aparthotel (Class 7).
Reference No: 23/01940/FUL
Closing date for comments: Fri 23 Jun 2023
Determination date: Fri 07 Jul 2023
This appears to be a good use of this site. External heritage features will be conserved, underused buildings will be brought back into productive use and most of the existing street level commercial units will be retained.
However, significant internal modifications are proposed. In the absence of a comprehensive Heritage Statement it has not been possible for us to fully assess the heritage impact of proposed downtakings.
More information is also required to understand the impact arising from this development with reference to associated visitor and service access requirements.
Several hotel proposals are coming forward currently in and around Central Edinburgh. The ad hoc nature of these applications make it impossible to understand the potential cumulative impact arising from the additional access and service requirements of these developments. The City of Edinburgh Council has an opportunity to take a pro-active approach to the development of a unified Servicing Plan for hotels and similar developments in consultation with Edinburgh residents and other stakeholders.