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Planning Application: 30 Inverleith Terrace

30 Inverleith Terrace - application for proposed extension and alterations  

This application includes proposals for very significant additions to the side and to the rear of the existing house. The Society has objected on the following grounds.

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Garden works: 6 Howard Place

6 Howard Place - Works to rear garden   


The Society has been alerted to the fact that some significant works have been carried out in the rear garden of 6 Howard Place without any application for planning permission having been submitted or approved. The Society has contacted the planning enforcement team in the Edinburgh City Council Planning Department who have undertaken to investigate and provide a response within the next four weeks. Many householders may be unaware that, where a property is located within a conservation area, the legal position is that works of this nature require specific approval by the planning authority.

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Retrospective Planning Application Amendment for Botanic Cottage

As some will know, the Botanic Gardens have submitted a retrospective ammendment to their planning permission for the (already errected) Botanic Cottage. The Society has submitted a comment to the Council as follows:

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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.

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