Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Cockburn’s detailed objection to the enabling development argument at Craighouse

The Cockburn Association has allowed us to publish their extremely extensive and well-written objection to the enabling development argument for the Craighouse planning application. The letter specifically emphasizes the official guidance that the council planners are following on enabling development, … Continue reading

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Access for Vol-au-vents?

“wine, chat, food, chat, whisky…” It is interesting to read, hot on the heels of the (disputed) allegations made about the conduct of Invicta PA in the House of Commons and our own article on lobbying in relation to Craighouse, … Continue reading

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Spring is in the Air

Came across this little fella (fellowette?) on the path near the tennis courts traveling towards Craiglockhart pond to breed. Each year these plucky amphibians undertake a mammoth journey to get back to their breeding pool where they were born. I … Continue reading

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Challenging “reprehensible” Behaviour of Lobbyists in the Planning System

There is a growing awareness of the problems of lobbying and lobbyists both in Scotland and UK-wide. The Scottish parliament has been looking into the issue, David Cameron promised to crack down on lobbying – and didn’t, and a recent … Continue reading

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What is going on with the Figures? Application shows New-Build Making a Loss?

It has been said many times over this development that the new-build is there to subsidize the old. So why, when we see the scant figures* provided by the Craighouse Partnership in their application, is the new-build actually LOSS-MAKING? How, … Continue reading

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Craighouse Listed Buildings are Profitable, Application Proves us Right

Finance is the watchword that has come up again and again at Craighouse. It can be hard drilling down into figures. People who don’t feel confident with them can switch off or – worse – take everything the developers say … Continue reading

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