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Planning:- 10 Chalmers Crescent EH9 1TS
SukhPostOctober 27, 2021, 08:57
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October 26, 2021, 10:12
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Dear Members of the Grange Association,

I hope this post finds you well.

My family and I procured the NHS Community Child Health office in May 2021 with the aim to respectfully restore the detached house to its original glory and splendour as a home. Before we purchased Number 10, we were competing against several commercial property developers with plans created for redevelopment into numerous flats. The house was to be split out into 4 flats. We are keen to do the exact opposite of this and convert this property back into a single multi-generational home.

As many in the area will be aware, the site was previously a NHS Community Child Health building. The property consists of an original Victorian villa, a detached garage and an outbuilding toward the rear. In total, it extends over approximately 0.15 hectares and has an unsightly single-storey rear extension. The Victorian villa is B-listed, demonstrating beautiful original features, within an important conservation area.

Externally, I am sure a few of you will have noticed we have already erected some scaffolding to prevent further damage and we have commissioned specialists for essential repair. There are large unkempt trees which will be tended to and replaced with greenery of greater diversity to form a well-balanced garden and ensure a level of privacy. Some of the smaller trees (including an apple and cherry tree) within the lawn space are showing age and neglect and require attention. The beautiful beech tree, in the South-East corner, will be preserved.

Internally, we are ensuring the barren office space is being lovingly restored to its original authentic domestic splendour and character. Where there are bare copper pipes, tunnelled wires, we hope to create an eco friendly household with original cornices, high ceilings and authentic features running throughout.

Conscious of global efforts, we are trying to reduce our carbon footprint; with the installation of renewable energies, minimise heat loss and the procurement of local sustainable recycled materials where feasible. The dwelling shall be a blend of modern and old architectural values

It is our objective, where possible, to use as many of the current palate of materials that are observable in the area. We want to maintain the tone and character that makes the Grange so prestigious and unique. It is also our aim to ensure that the building not only complements, but enhances the surroundings.

In summary, we would like to re-instate this villa, update and upgrade the internals, preserving the original boundary lines and retain the wealth of original features on display

We have submitted a formal planning application and welcome your thoughts and opinions.

The full application will be available on the Edinburgh city council website in time. It is yet to be processed but we felt important to post here initially for early notice.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or my family as we aim to restore this dilapidated commercial, mid-nineteenth century office into a 21st century multigenerational family home.

SukhPostOctober 28, 2021, 21:18
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Hi everyone,

Please see attached the links to planning:-

Planning reference: 21/05663/LBC
https://citydev-portal.edinburgh.gov.uk/idoxpa-web/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=R1J5AVEWJT100&activeTab=summary

Planning reference: 21/05664/FUL
https://citydev-portal.edinburgh.gov.uk/idoxpa-web/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=R1J5CHEWJT400&activeTab=summary

Thanks

Sukh

PlanningPostFebruary 15, 2022, 10:38
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The LBC application was granted in December 2021 and the planning application was granted in February 2022, following the removal of the roof terrace proposal to avoid overlooking of neighbouring properties.

SukhPostFebruary 25, 2022, 20:14
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Hello all,

A further update on our house - we have had our initial planning and listed building application approved - many thanks to all for your consideration.

We wished to clarify some details for our window choice and the use of a ground source heat pump. We had been advised to give details of the materials we suggest.

We are using a material called LandVac (vacuum glazing) which significantly reduces heat loss, but does not compromise the original sashes (this has a width of 8.3mm opposed to slim-line double glazing, which has a greater width). We will be keeping all original woodwork, unless where damaged. If requiring replacement, this will be like for like.
Better insulation allows implementation of our renewable energy sources.

We are aiming to install a ground source heat pump in keeping with our aims to be more renewable and minimise our carbon footprint. This will not be visible externally.
This is in combination with solar panels. These panels will be installed on the roof of the main house and outbuilding at the rear. These will provide minimal visual disruption and are not visible from the front of the property.

Many thanks

Dr. Gill

SukhPostMarch 2, 2022, 10:21
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Hello all,

We have been liaising with our direct neighbours, but thought sensible to also notify here.

We are hoping to update and fully renovate the outbuilding in the rear of the property. This will be fully serviced and built for elderly parents in time and extended family to stay. We want this to be more sympathetic and communicative to the rear single storey extension. We are hoping to improve access to this area with gates. The gates will be black wrought iron preserving the “glimpse views” observed in the grange conservation area character appraisal.

We are applying for various tree removals due to damage to our listed boundary walls and issues with poor light distribution.
We are keeping the large south east lime tree in the corner (it’s gorgeous!), but it requires pruning and a 3m crown at the top. This is due to concerns with the overhead cabling.

I hope this is agreeable, but always happy to have a chat and conversation regarding any of the above.

Many thanks

Dr. Gill

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