Plans to transform Edinburgh New Town office into two-bed mews apartment

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Plans have been submitted to transform an office in Edinburgh into a mews apartment.

The office on 4 Wemyss Place Mews could be turned into a new flat with two bedrooms in the city centre after planning permission to turn it into a short term let was refused.

According to the application, the property is currently listed as two commercial units and changes are 'internal' apart from upgrades on the roof.

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The new mews apartment could see two double bedrooms, an en-suite and a bathroom. There would also be an open-planned living room and kitchen area built.

As for the roof, plans have been submitted to include a new slate roof and vents on the rear roof.

This comes after a previous application for a change of use to an apartment hotel was refused back in August 2023. Neighbours objected to the plans with concerns regarding noise disturbance and added that the 'revolving door of occupants' wouldn't share the same respect as the residents in the area.

Edinburgh Council refused the applicant's plan to turn it into a short-term let and said that an apartment hotel would in 'inappropriate', adding: "The change of use of this property to an short-term let (STL) will have an unacceptable impact on neighbouring amenity."