A letter from Edinburgh Council’s planning department says that the appeal by the developer is likely to be allowed:
Dear Leith Central Community Council,
I am writing on behalf of Councillor Ian Perry, Convener of Planning for the City of Edinburgh Council.
I expect you will be aware that the reporter has indicated that he is minded to allow the appeal and grant planning permission for the conversion of 154 Mcdonald Road to residential accommodation (application reference 13/02458/FUL):
Councillor Perry has now written to the appellant to ask about their intentions for 5 windows to the rear of the property which directly overlook the playground. The appellant proposed to install opaque glazing in their appeal statement, however the reporter did not deem it necessary to add a condition that would secure this aspect of the development.
I will inform you of the outcome of any discussions.
Departmental Assistant to the Planning Convener
Planning and Building Standards I Services for Communities I City of Edinburgh Council, Room 9.16, 329 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PN I Tel 0131 529 6133 I firstname.lastname@example.org I www.edinburgh.gov.uk