69-71 Marionville Road Development

Introduction

Thank you for visiting our consultation website. This website is intended to provide an online consultation, to inform you about the emerging proposals by Dandara Limited (the Applicant). The site location is outlined in red on the plan below.

In accordance with the latest Scottish Government advice regarding Covid-19 and pre-application consultation, we are hosting an online consultation event on this website on Wednesday 4 August 3pm – 8pm. Further details can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Planning permission has previously been granted for a residential development at the site (reference 19/04508/FUL, granted January 2021), including the demolition of the existing business units and erection of a residential development comprising 113 dwellings over four apartment blocks and a mews terrace of 10 properties.

The Applicant is now seeking to bring forward a revised form of residential development at the site, demolishing the existing business units and providing an increased density of much needed housing in a variety of types and styles, whilst continuing to provide a high-quality development in accordance with City of Edinburgh Council policy and guidance.

If you have any queries, please contact us via email at consultation@scotthobbsplanning.com or you can call us on 0131 226 7225. 

Please take a look at the information we have provided on this website about the site, surroundings, proposed development and our proposed next steps. Paper copies of the content on the website can be provided on request.

We welcome your comments on our initial proposals and would be grateful if you could provide some comments using the ‘feedback’ section on this website by Wednesday 18 August 2021. Alternatively, we are happy for you to email us by Wednesday 18 August 2021 at consultation@scotthobbsplanning.com or call us on 0131 226 7225.

The Applicant Team is currently engaging in wide ranging pre-application discussions with City of Edinburgh Council, and this current online consultation is part of the ongoing pre-application engagement.

Online Live Feedback Event

Wednesday 4th August 2021, 3PM-7PM

In accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance regarding Covid-19 and pre-application consultation, we are holding an online live feedback event regarding the proposed development, using a live chat function on this website. This function will be enabled on Wednesday 4 August from 3pm to 7pm. Further details of the initial proposals will be available before the feedback event, early week commencing 2 August. If you have any queries, please contact us via email at consultation@scotthobbsplanning.com or you can call us on 0131 226 7225.

 

Location

The site is located to the north-west of Marionville Road and is currently occupied by two vacant business premises. This also includes a strip of land adjacent to the railway which is currently utilised as a car park.  The site is the subject of extant planning permission reference 19/04508/FUL (granted in January 2021). The wider surrounding area is predominantly residential, with a range of amenities close by, including shops, offices, cafes, and restaurants. The city centre is approximately twenty minutes’ walk from the site. The site is close to areas of public open space, including Lochend Park, Calton Hill and Holyrood Park. The site is also well connected to public transport with local bus connections available a short walk from the site on Marionville Road. Edinburgh Waverley Station is a twenty-five-minute walk from the site, providing rail connections across the UK. The approach to development has been informed by the surrounding context and the recently approved residential development at the site (reference 19/04508/FUL).

Proposal

The proposals are currently still evolving, which is why your feedback at this stage is important. The current proposals are for the demolition of the existing business units on site and the erection of a row of mews houses and two apartment blocks ranging from 5 to 7 storeys in height. 

There will be c. 164 residential units including 25% affordable housing comprising a mix of open plan studios, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments and 3-bedroom mews and townhouses. The proposal will also provide car and cycle parking, as well as improved amenity provision within and around the site.

The updated proposal has been informed by positive pre-application discussions with the City of Edinburgh Council and takes into account the key planning constraints and design principles that were a factor in the approval of the previous application. We are now seeking your views on the new proposals prior to submitting an application to the Council.

The proposed development seeks to make more efficient use of this highly accessible, sustainable site, by providing much needed housing. Our PDF boards can be accessed using the link below prior to the feedback event and these will contain further details of the proposed development.

Next Steps

We welcome your comments on our initial proposals and would be grateful if you could provide some feedback in the ‘Comments’ section below. Alternatively, we are happy for you to email us at consultation@scotthobbsplanning.com with the subject ‘Marionville’ until Wednesday 18 August 2021 or call us on 0131 226 7225. Subject to this consultation exercise and further discussions with City of Edinburgh Council, we propose to submit a detailed planning application for the proposals later in 2021. The applicant and the design team will take account of the comments made during this consultation stage as the proposals are developed ahead of submission.

Proposed Timeline:

Wednesday 4 August 2021

Online consultation event.

Wednesday 18 August 2021

Deadline for feedback on the online consultation.

Late Summer 2021

Submission of planning applications and supporting documents

Spring 2022

Projected approval by City of Edinburgh Council

Once a planning application has been submitted, the full range of supporting documents (such as the Planning Statement and the Design & Access Statement) will be available for public viewing, and you will be provided the opportunity to make formal comments to City of Edinburgh Council as planning authority.

Feedback

We welcome your comments on our initial proposals and would be grateful if you could provide some feedback. This consultation is open until Wednesday 18 August 2021. We are happy for you to contact us using the form below, by emailing us at consultation@scotthobbsplanning.com with the subject ‘Marionville’ until Wednesday 18 August 2021 or by calling us on 0131 226 7225. Paper copies of the website content can be provided on request. 

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