Friends Of Craighouse engage with Local Community Councils

A red admiral resting where the developers want to remove woodland for new housing

In the last few weeks, Friends Of Craighouse have engaged with Local Community Councils to highlight our concerns about the potential excessive development, loss of protected green space and loss of public access at Craighouse Campus.

We have attended the regular monthly meetings of 3 Community Councils and made presentations at each, these being Morningside, Merchiston  and Craiglockhart Community Councils (the Craighouse Campus actually sits in Craiglockhart  CC area).

We intend to continue this engagement.

Community Councils have a key role in the planning process :

  • They “have a statutory right to be consulted on planning applications
  • They “are the key community representative bodies within the local  community planning arrangements”.
  • The general purpose of a community council shall be to ascertain, co-ordinate and express to the local authorities for its area, and to public authorities, the views of the community which it represents

You can find out more about these Community Councils and view meeting minutes by visiting their websites:

http://www.morningside.org.uk

http://www.merchistoncc.org.uk

http://www.craiglockhart.btck.co.uk

(Note, quotations extracted from THE CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL SCHEME FOR COMMUNITY COUNCILS)

One of our migrants before she heads back to Europe - a Painted Lady. Pic taken where woodland would be removed

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