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About friendsofcraighouse

A local group wanting to preserve the beautiful Craighouse Campus site in Edinburgh.

Community buyout plan still on track

Despite the disappointment of councillors voting to grant consent for the hugely unpopular Craighouse development, the community buyout plan for the site is continuing to gather momentum. The planning consent has no impact on the community’s right to buy the … Continue reading

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Terrible National Planning Precedent Set by #Craighouse Decision

Please support the MSPs in getting Craighouse Called-In. It takes 5 mins to email to support their submission. All letters are really important. Click on this link for details and sample letter. Terrible National Planning Precedent Craighouse will be used … Continue reading

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Craighouse planning application voted through by Councillors

Most of you will have heard the bad news that the Craighouse development was granted by Councillors 9 votes to 6. This was in the face of overwhelming evidence from the Community Councils, the local politicians, the Friends of Craighouse, … Continue reading

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Flood Prevention Unit Outlines Technically Incorrect Information in Scheme 3 Application as Craighouse Partnership Ignores Agreement on Allowable Surface Discharge The flood report recently released from the Council’s Flood Prevention Unit shows that – despite three years of work – … Continue reading

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Why is the Council Ignoring Road Safety Concerns and Just Demanding Cash Instead?

The current Craighouse proposals (“Scheme 3”) involve very narrow roads, much narrower than the roads there currently, as well as very sharp corners with poor visibility. In May, the council commissioned an independent audit of the proposed roads at Craighouse, … Continue reading

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Come to the Craighouse planning hearing – September 3rd

The council will be making its decision on the Craighouse planning application on the 3rd September in front of a public audience. The decision will be made by the planning committee, all of whom are councillors, with presentations from the … Continue reading

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Overview of Scheme Two Application

We hope you all had a very nice and relaxing Christmas. We have put together this post to give you an idea of the new plans and to encourage you to object to the increased number of apartments, blocks and … Continue reading

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Have a Great Christmas – see you in a few days

Wishing all of you a lovely day and a good relax (plus mincepies, lots of old repeats on TV and a glass or three of wine). We’re taking a day or two off but will be back very soon with … Continue reading

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New Craighouse Plans are in: Deadline 16th Jan for Objections

There are a new set of plans on the planning portal for Craighouse. You can see them here. We are still working through them. There are a lot of holes in what they present, and very few pictures from the … Continue reading

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Friends Develop Forward Plan with Community for Craighouse as Consortium Fail to Honour Agreement with Council (Again)

The Craighouse Partnerhsip have just failed to meet the deadline for their latest processing agreement with the Council. Since Nov last year they’ve failed to meet 4 deadlines to put in a complete and accurate application for the site and … Continue reading

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