RBS Development on Dundas Street / Fettes Row Planning Application Submitted

NTBCC have been actively involved in pre-application discussions for the redevelopment of the current RBS site on Dundas Street / Fettes Row / Royal Crescent and has discussed the proposals at various stages at their meetings.

Following a meeting with the RBS site development team on 31st August where their current thinking on the proposed application for a residential-led development was outlined, we have been waiting for the formal submission of a planning application to City of Edinburgh Council.

We were informed earlier this week that the application had been lodged, both for Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) and Conservation Area Consent (CAC) to demolish the existing buildings on the site. The description is :

PLANNING PERMISSION IN PRINCIPLE FOR DEMOLITION AND RESIDENTIAL LED MIXED USE REDEVELOPMENT COMPRISING RESIDENTIAL; RETAIL (CLASS 1); FINANCIAL, PROFESSIONAL & OTHER SERVICES (CLASS 2); FOOD & DRINK (CLASS 3); BUSINESS (CLASS 4); HOTEL (CLASS 7); CARE HOME (CLASS 8); CAR PARKING, ACCESS & OTHER ASSOCIATED WORKS; DETAILED APPROVAL OF THE SITING & MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF BUILDING BLOCKS; LANDSCAPING STRATEGY; LOCATION OF PRINCIPAL PEDESTRIAN/CYCLE ROUTES AND POINTS OF PEDESTRIAN & VEHICULAR ACCESS / EGRESS. AT 34 FETTES ROW, 7,11,13 EYRE TERRACE, EDINBURGH , EH3 6RH

It can be viewed on the Edinburgh Planning portal under reference 16/05454/PPP, the link to the planning portal is here

We are currently working through the various documents which accompany this application

Currently, the final date for members of the community to submit comments is 9 December 2016.

We would encourage anyone who has a view on this development to submit comments to Edinburgh Council to ensure that the views of the wider community are fully recognised.

NTBCC will discuss the application at their next meeting (14 November) and is currently looking at options to discuss the application with interested resident’s groups etc. separately. We would want to firstly, provide some guidance on the process of registering comments (either using the online planning portal or other means) and a summary of material grounds on which to make a comment. We would also outline NTBCC’s position regarding the proposal and areas where they may contravene current planning policies or guidance.

We have been provided with a hard copy of the full application documents.

The intent of the /PPP application would be to fix the maximum areas for all of the class uses ; the footprints and siting of the proposed buildings (in terms of maximum ground floor area and building massing) and the maximum heights of the buildings as well as access routes to the new development by car,cycle and foot.

We expect that there will be further applications to finalise many other details of the development over the coming months / years.