A major new development is proposed for the gap-site next to the category B listed McDonald Road Library at 34B Haddington Place (Ref. 14/02115/PAN). This proposal was discussed at the next NTBCC (New Town and Broughton Community Council) meeting on June 9th. NTBCC also attended the public exhibition at McDonald Road library later in June as well as the Friends of Hopetoun Gardens.
Representation submitted to the developer's agent expressing cautious support for their scheme and not objecting in principle to an increase in Student Accommodation in the area. There were some concerns over the potential impact on Annandale Street Lane due to servicing the development. NTBCC also made a plea to the developer to respect the history of the site with respect to the original Botanical Garden.
We will look again at this development during the next stage of the planning process.