120 - 122 Colinton Road - 17/03519/FUL

30/08/2017 - this is the response we have submitted to CEC on behalf of Craiglockhart residents after receiving and taking into consideration all the views & comments that have been expressed.

13/08/2017 An application has been submitted for the demolition of two existing shop units and the erection of a new retail unit and 6 residential units at 120 - 122 Colinton Road which is the site of the former Premier Store and Sitting Room Pub. Please find attached Design Access Statement that was attached to the Planning Application for easy reference.

As a Community Council we wish to represent the Craiglockhart Community as best we can and whilst there is no doubt that development is needed on this site and commercial development at that, there are negatives as well as positive aspects to the development particularly in respect of 116 Colinton Road's 37 unit development that is rejected. 
 
Some Salient Points include: 
  • Application is by same architects as 116 Colinton Rd (Yeoman McAllister)
  • Applicant - Rutherford Colinton 
  • Landowner - Mr Mohamed,  Eastern Motors, Bathgate. (same landowner as failed development at 116 Colinton Rd we 
  • believe)
  • The design looks to be similar to fit in with the rejected 116 Colinton Rd (e.g. pitched roof such as adjacent properties and in the Lockharton picture would enhance elevational treatment ) - therefore repeat of (subjective) comments on the ugly facade therefore likely to apply. 
  • Notification to neighbours was made to only 16. No commercial neighbours, therefore hardly any of the houses surrounding are otherwise aware of this.
You are therefore recommended to make your comments on the CEC portal or write to the CEC supporting or objecting to the Planning Application by Wednesday 30 August (latest) that is the deadline. Here is a flyer we have delivered to many houses in the area
 
You are welcome to copy us at craiglockhartcc@gmail.com with your comments in order to enable us to gauge the Community’s views on this and as to any concerns that you may have, to enable the Community Council to respond, other than as individuals ourselves.



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