It's worth going into the planning file and looking at what the case officer said about this scheme:
"The supporting statement for the application refers to the proposal being a 'high quality property'. It is considered that the proposed finishes, entrance to the apartments and size of the apartments will not result in a high quality product. Design unit commented that the
entrance to the apartments does not appear to comply with universal accessibility requirements white the apartment sizes 'barely make the grade as hotel bedrooms."
The officer clearly hated this scheme and it was initially recommended for refusal. It was (reluctantly by the looks of things) approved when it was agreed to reduce the height by a storey.