Use of existing derelict warehouse to form student housing development
Posted on: December 13, 2023
This proposal makes good use of a challenging and restricted site
Address: 18-24 John’s Lane Edinburgh EH6 7EU
Proposal: Proposed alterations and change of use of existing derelict warehouse to form student housing development. |
Reference No: 23/06796/LBC
Closing date for comments:Fri 29 Dec 2023
Determination date: Fri 12 Jan 2024
We have taken time to understand the current proposals for this difficult, restricted and complex site and we support this application.
We do not believe that this site is suitable for full-time residential accommodation because of unavoidable restrictions in terms of aspect, amenity, greenspace and the nature of the listed structure.
However, with these restriction in mind we consider that the relatively small student student development which is being proposed makes a good use of the site.
The listed structure which will be used for this development is clearly in a very poor and precarious condition. This development will conserve/rebuild much of the remaining external walls. We accept that the modern set-backs proposed for the front facade are required to facilitate the well-being and privacy of future student residents.
We note that the developer has a ‘Phase 2’ project under development on an adjoining site. We would encourage this be brought forward as soon as possible. The current proposal and the future ‘Phase 2’ project taken together are an example of successful site masterplanning on a smaller scale – the benefits are the development of both sites to the locality being greater than the individual elements in isolation.