Statements from MSPs and MPs

“This is an important historic Edinburgh site of city-wide significance…The quite excessive amount of new-build being proposed would destroy amenity and result in a massive increase in residential traffic for the area, as well as having grave implications for green space across the city. I support the Friends of Craighouse in their campaign”Alison Johnstone MSP

Councillor Paul Godzik (Labour), MSP Alison Johnstone (Green) and MSP Jim Eadie (SNP) standing with Rosy and protestors on the orchard

“If the developers think the current plans are appropriate then they are simply wrong. Friends of Craighouse deserve tremendous credit for the work they are doing on behalf of local people and they continue to get my unstinting support”  – MP Ian Murray

Rosy with Paul Godzik and MP Ian Murray at Craighouse

I have been made keenly aware of the strength of feeling and attachment that many local people have to the green space at Craighouse. I look forward to working with the Friends and others to find a sustainable solution to the use of Craighouse Campus which preserves it as a green space of great landscape value which the whole community can continue to enjoy for many years to come.” –  Jim Eadie MSP

FULL STATEMENTS MADE TO THE FRIENDS

ALISON JOHNSTONE MSP

“This is an important historic Edinburgh site of city-wide significance. The open green space and woodlands of Craighouse have been used by the local and wider Edinburgh community for generations and it is essential to preserve public amenity and ensure that current levels of access are maintained, not eroded. The quite excessive amount of new-build being proposed would destroy amenity and result in a massive increase in residential traffic for the area, as well as having grave implications for green space across the city.

IAN MURRAY MP

“Craighouse is an Edinburgh gem. The current plans give the Council and developers an ideal opportunity to restore the public’s faith in the planning process by listening to local people. If the developers think the current plans are appropriate then they are simply wrong. Friends of Craighouse deserve tremendous credit for the work they are doing on behalf of local people and they continue to get my unstinting support.”

JIM EADIE MSP

“As your local MSP I have taken a very close interest in this proposed development from the outset.  I am determined to ensure that local residents feel their voice is being heard. That is why I recently asked over one thousand local people to share their views through a residents’ survey.  If you have not already done so I hope you will take a few moments to fill in the survey form and return it to me by Friday 20th April.  If you would like to receive a copy drop me a line on  Jim.Eadie.MSP@scottish.parliament.uk

I have been made keenly aware of the strength of feeling and attachment that many local people have to the green space at Craighouse which has been enjoyed historically by local residents, children and people walking their dogs.

I have also been instrumental in securing the release of information on the maintenance costs allowing people to make an informed decision on any final proposals.

I am grateful to the Friends of Craighouse for organising a tour of the site for me and my staff  and to Morningside Community Council for their careful consideration of the issues.

I look forward to working with you to find a sustainable solution to the use of Craighouse Campus which preserves it as a green space of great landscape value which the whole community can continue to enjoy for many years to come.”


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