Drum Property Group has revealed continued high levels of public support for its planning application which is set to transform a major section of Leith Walk, Edinburgh.
Drum’s £50 million proposal for the 2.9-acre Stead’s Place site is for a mixed-used scheme combining high quality, affordable housing which will be owned by Places for People, and post-graduate student accommodation, a hotel and restaurant café all operated by the University of Edinburgh. The proposal also includes retail units along the frontage to Leith Walk and new and improved access to Pilrig Park.
The revised proposals, which followed detailed discussions with the University of Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Council’s planning team, also included a more defined and distinct row of sandstone retail units facing on to Leith Walk as well as increased provision for cyclists and pedestrians.
Now nearly 1000 additional letters of support have been lodged with the council in support of the revised proposals, which will be discussed at a meeting of the City of Edinburgh Council’s Development Management Sub-Committee on 30th January.