Details of correspondence between Grange Association Planning and CEC Planning Dept over the 20 Mansionhouse Road issue, yesterday. Should you wish to contact Mr Martin, his email is within.
Dear Mr Martin
Thank you for your reply which explains the difference between a planning application and a request for a certificate of lawfulness. In this case it is highly likely that the owner has put in this application in the hope that it will succeed where formal planning applications have not. We do not have the opportunity to comment. I find this frustrating since I know that the Grange Association would like to object strongly to this application, in the same way as we did to the earlier applications. I would, however, like to request that you take in to consideration the two conclusions of the reporters to appeals to the Scottish Ministers ENA-230-2099 and PPA-230-2162 and also Mr Moodie’s excellent letters to the reporter. For completeness, I attach the letter from the Grange Association to the more recent of the two appeals.
(Letter here : http://gaedin.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/20-Mansionhouse-Road-10-15.pdf)
Roger Kellett (Grange Association Planning)
On 15 Dec 2016, at 09:58, Peter Martin <Peter.Martin@edinburgh.gov.uk> wrote:
16/05580/CLP - 20 Mansionhouse Road
Thank you for your email regarding the above application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Use or Development.
The application describes the proposed development/operations as: the spreading of thin layer (3-5mm) of fine grained aggregate dust and laying of weed suppressant matting with grass appearance within domestic garden ground up to a maximum of 255sqm.
An Application for Certificate of Lawfulness for a Proposed Use or Development is where an applicant seeks to confirm that what is proposed would be lawful i.e. would not require express planning permission. For example, it may need to be established that what is proposed does not constitute development, is permitted development or already has planning permission.
There is no provision for the public to make comments on applications for certificates of lawfulness. Decisions are taken on the facts of the case in relation to planning law and public comments cannot be taken into account.
The decision for this application is due to be issued by 28 January 2016.
Peter Martin | Planning Officer | Planning & Transport | PLACE | The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, Level G:3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | Tel 0131 469 3664 | Fax 0131 529 6207 | email@example.com | http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk
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