Henderson Place Lane Development


Thank you for visiting our consultation website. This website is intended to provide an online consultation, to inform you about the emerging proposals by Square & Crescent Limited (the Applicant). The Applicant is proposing to demolish the existing building and erect residential development of approximately 40 apartments at 7 Henderson Place Lane, Edinburgh. The site location is outlined in red on the plan below.


Please note that this online consultation closed on 9 July 2021. Thank you for your comments on the proposals. 

If you have any queries, please contact us via email at consultation@scotthobbsplanning.com or you can call us on 0131 226 7225. 

Please take a look at the information we have provided on this website about the site, surroundings, proposed development and our proposed next steps. Paper copies of the content on the website can be provided on request. We welcome your comments on our initial proposals and would be grateful if you could provide some comments using the feedback section on this website by Friday 9 July 2021. Alternatively, we are happy for you to email us by Friday 9 July 2021 at consultation@scotthobbsplanning.com 

The Applicant Team is currently engaging in wide-ranging pre-application discussions with City of Edinburgh Council, and this current online consultation is part of the ongoing pre-application engagement.

Online Live Feedback Event

Wednesday 23rd June, 4PM-8PM

We are holding an online live feedback event regarding the proposed development. 

To access this, please use the ‘Chat’ box in the bottom right corner of this website and you will be connected to our team. This function will be enabled on Wednesday 23 June from 4pm to 8pm.

Please note that this consultation closed on 9 July 2021.


The site extends to approximately 0.204 hectares and is within the New Town Conservation Area. The site is currently occupied by a two-storey office building at number 7 Henderson Place Lane. This office was constructed in the late 20th Century and the neighbouring buildings are of similar age.

The wider surrounding area is predominantly residential, with a range of amenities close by, including shops, offices, cafes, restaurants, bars, and art galleries. The city centre is within a fifteen minute walk of the site.

The site is close to areas of public open space, including King George V Park, the Water of Leith Walkway, the Royal Botanical Gardens, and Inverleith Park. 

The site is also well connected to public transport with bus connections are available a short walk from the site on Dundas Street. Tram connections are available a fifteen-minute walk from the site at St Andrews Square, while Edinburgh Waverley Station is a twenty-minute walk from the site, providing rail connections across the UK. The approach to development has been informed by the historic context of the site, including the historic maps for the area.


The proposals are currently still evolving, which is why your feedback at this stage is important. The current proposals are for a residential development, which will occupy the site outlined above. The proposed development seeks to make more efficient use of this highly accessible, sustainable site, by providing much needed housing. 

Our PDF boards can be accessed using the link below and contain details of the proposed development. 

Next Steps

We welcome your comments on our initial proposals and would be grateful if you could provide some feedback in the section below. Alternatively, we are happy for you to email us at consultation@scotthobbsplanning.com with the subject ‘Henderson Place’ until Friday 9 July 2021, or call us on 0131 226 7225.

Subject to this consultation exercise and further discussions with City of Edinburgh Council, we propose to submit applications for planning permission and conservation area consent for the proposed development later in 2021. The applicant and the design team will take account of the comments made during this consultation stage as the proposals are developed ahead of submission.


Proposed Timeline:

Monday 21st June

Consultation website goes live

Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Online consultation event

Friday 9th July 2021

Deadline for feedback on online consultation

Summer 2021

Submission of planning and conservation area consent applications and supporting documents

Winter 2021

Projected approval by City of Edinburgh Council

Once the planning and conservation area consent applications have been submitted, the full range of supporting documents (such as the Planning Statement, Design Statement and Heritage Statement) will be available for public viewing, and you will then be provided the opportunity to make formal comments to City of Edinburgh Council as planning authority.

Development Gallery