Water of Leith student flats earn planning go-ahead
August 3 2018
Edinburgh’s latest student housing build has received approval from City of Edinburgh Council, enabling delivery to proceed on 105 en-suite studio flats overlooking the Water of Leith.
Designed by Kenneth Reid Architects the scheme will take the place of the former Crosskeys Pub on Lanark Road and takes the form of four separate blocks with a reception and break-out space situated on the ground floor of the central courtyard block.
In a statement the city’s development management sub-committee wrote: “The proposal is acceptable in principle and is of a suitable design form and scale which will not have an adverse impact on the character and appearance of the surrounding area.
“The proposal does not raise any issues in respect of parking, road safety, landscaping, tree retention, biodiversity, flood prevention, waste provision, or equalities and human rights; and will not have a detrimental impact on the setting of any listed buildings, the amenity of neighbouring residents or development of a site of archaeological significance. The minor infringement of green belt policy is considered to be acceptable in this case.”
Finished in white roughcast and red facing brick the building will measure 16.9m in height at its highest point.
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