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28 Canonmills

This is an application for addition of skylights and dormers into the front and rear roof slopes of the two storey building to the South of the block containing Napier Bathrooms showroom.

The Society’s objection noted that Canonmills retains a diversity of building types and forms including surviving examples of older vernacular and commercial buildings like No28 Canonmills. This gives it a distinctive character and sense of place which provides a counterpoint to the greater uniformity of the building forms in the adjoining areas.

The purpose of the alterations appears to be to increase the useable floor space to an extent which we consider is unsympathetic to the character of the building and the locality. In particular, the insertion of modern dormer and skylight windows into the roof slopes is not compatible with the character of the building and would be detrimental to the visual appearance of the front and rear elevations. The alterations would therefore have a significant negative impact on the special qualities of this part of the Conservation Area.

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