New plans for Portobello pottery homes turned in
May 12 2021
Portobello Sands have come forward with revised plans for an infill residential development at Pipe Lane, Edinburgh.
The last remaining brownfield site near listed pottery brick kilns the site will bookend incomplete previous development with 10 apartments arranged over five floors.
Located toward the western end of Portobello Promenade the development replaces a 2018 application for 11 apartments over six storeys proposal - now scaled down following conversations with the chief planning officer.
In a statement, Cameron Laird Architects wrote: "The applicant retains ownership over the proposed development site and proposes to complete the development of the land to address current requirements and to minimise the impact on surrounding residential properties. As such we have taken time to consider how the remaining land can be developed whilst respecting the amenity of existing residents, especially those directly adjacent to the site.
"We have also taken into consideration the importance and strong visual prominence of the Kilns and its relationship to the site. As such we have chosen to reconsider the land uses, the development content and the scale of the buildings on the site."
Addressing the street edge to Pipe Lane with open 'artwork' railings the scheme will maintain open aspects of both kilns from approaches. The apartments will be finished in a mix of cast stone and white render with curving stainless steel balconies turning the corner onto the promenade.
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