Another set of plans has been submitted by Signature Pubs Ltd. for a change of use from commercial (former bank) to a pub/restaurant that can cater for around 240 customers, with outside eating space to the front. It also involves the removal of six trees to the rear of the building to allow the erection of a two storey extension. Do take a look at the plans and see for yourself.
The plans for the redevelopment of the category B listed former bank building at Holy Corner have recently been posted on the Council’s online planning portal. You can find them on the Council’s website www.edinburgh.gov.uk under Planning and Building, by selecting ‘Comment on a planning application’. The deadline for comments is Friday 29 June for the change of use application (reference number 18/02343/FUL) and Friday 22 June for the listed building consent (reference number 18/02342/LBC). If you wish to comment, I recommend you comment on both applications, as they will be considered separately.
Although the addition of another bar/restaurant may be attractive to some local residents, others are concerned about the scale and size of the development leading to an increase in demand for parking in the surrounding area, an associated increase in traffic and the potential negative impact from additional noise on the amenity of neighbouring residents.