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About friendsofcraighouse

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

Summer at Craighouse – Pictures Sent in of the Site, the Wildlife and a Wonderful Hat

People have been sending us some great pictures so we thought we would put a blogpost together of some of them. First off is the cracking picture of Matthew in his very cool hat enjoying the meadow. His father, Mark, … Continue reading

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Article on The Threat to Green Space and New Hearing Date for Craighouse

From this: to this: Just to let you all know that the hearing date for the planning sub-committee to make their decision on the Craighouse application has now moved. It was originally March then to be in June but the  … 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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NEW DEADLINE: 4th JAN (due to portal problems). Click for:  HOW TO OBJECT. Opposition to the plans is growing apace.  Politicians report that their inboxes are awash with objections. But we can’t know the true number until well into the … Continue reading

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Craiglockhart Residents say No to the Plans

On Tuesday night,  27 Nov, a packed meeting organised by Craiglockhart Community Council brought to the fore overwhelming local anger over the recent planning application submitted by The Craighouse Partnership for the redevelopment of Craighouse Campus. Everything these days seems … Continue reading

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Views of Craighouse from some strange locations

We have posted up full details of how to object and material planning considerations here for people to make their objections be listened to. Go to link here: The application for Craighouse contains views of the site from around … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Objection – Deadline: 4th July 2014

CRAIGHOUSE DEVELOPMENT – Please Help Us Save this Special Site by  Objecting to Excessive “Scheme 3” Thanks so much for all your support so far. It’s really important to object again even if you have already objected to the previous … Continue reading

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Map of proposed development

We have analysed a map of the proposals at Craighouse and put them on an aerial image so you can see where the proposed new buildings, walls, roads, car-parks and gardens go. Here is the image of the site as … Continue reading

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Tree removals (including the Orchard)

This morning, after pressure from Friends of Craighouse, the council admitted that they got the deadline wrong for the public consultation. We get 4 weeks, instead of 3. So we now have to change our advice letter to residents. The … Continue reading

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