New build planning success in Edinburgh's World Heritage Site / by Oliver Chapman

These proposals for new town houses in Gayfield Square were approved by the City of Edinburgh's planning committee last week. Designed on three levels, they are equivalent in scale to compact Georgian town houses found elsewhere in the new town which have their principal living level on the first upper floor. The special condition of the end house turns the oblique angled corner into a small back lane. A two storey recessed pocket in it's stone elevation allows it's living room to have a privileged raised view past a small terrace towards the trees in the square. A limited amount of parking is in the base of the building, using the natural slope of the street to conceal it from the street