The proposal to repurpose the old Royal High School on Regent Road as a new performance venue and home for St Mary’s Music School has taken a major step forward.<
Detailed proposals for a new National Centre for Music and performance space at the old Royal High School were submitted to Edinburgh Council this morning [bit.ly/3n6StBw]. We’ll comment once we’ve had a chance to peruse and digest.
As well as bigger educational facilities for St Mary’s Music School, the Royal High School Preservation Trust plans to create a café, gallery, visitor centre, and fully accessible public gardens.
Glasgow-based Kelvin Properties intends to replace the warehouse at 67 Logie Green Rd with homes for sale and affordable housing.
The intention is to redevelop the site of Beaverhall House as housing. Included in the project will be affordable homes, private amenity and open space, and cultural/arts workspace/commercial space.
COUNCILLORS APPROVE RADICAL RETHINK
Councillors on the Development Management Subcommittee this morning granted planning permission for Legal & General Investment's plans to rebuild behind the façade of 109–12 Princes St and 144–50 Rose Street.
‘SHAKE THINGS UP A BIT, WHAT?’
The mysterious depths of 38 Queen Street are explained in plans associated with a proposal to convert part of the ground floor at H&T Pawnbrokers into a two-bedroom flat (21/02806/LBC).
W. D. Macgregor writes: The lecture by Judge Brown on Tuesday night on the housing of the Edinburgh poor has drawn attention to the condition of affairs in Greenside, and though it might perhaps be urged that the dark shadows in Judge Brown’s description are a trifle overdrawn, it will not be denied by anyone who knows the district that there is urgent need of improvement.
HOUSING OF EDINBURGH POOR.
ADDRESS BY JUDGE BROWN.
Under the auspices of the Edinburgh Citizens’ and Ratepayers’ Union, in the Freemasons’ Hall, George Street, Edinburgh, last night, Judge Brown addressed a crowded meeting on “How the Edinburgh Poor are Housed.’’
On 17 March, councillors on the Development Management Subcommittee granted permission for the police box on Heriot Row to operate as a coffee and food sale point (20/02262/FUL).
So ended a planning issue which has divided parts of the Second New Town for over nine months.
The decision was explained as follows:
A determination is expected by 15 April on MMMARS Dundas Limited’s plans to demolish and redevelop two properties at 108–14 and 116 Dundas St to form 44 flats and 3 commercial units (20/05645/FUL; 20/05646/CON).
Of 52 comments submitted to the Council by the closing date, 50 were objections and 1 in favour. Below we give a very brief summary of those Spurtle has seen.