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In Memory

We are very sad to let you know that Friends of Craighouse member, supporter and friend, Douglas Hamilton, has died. A tireless champion of the site and a great  supporter of the Friends of Craighouse, Dougie – as he was … Continue reading

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New Information Could Call it into Question The granting of planning permission for the new build at Craighouse depended completely on a “conservation deficit” existing i.e. that they would not make enough profit from developing only the existing buildings without … Continue reading

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Summer, dandelions and fundraising plans

Summer? Is it? Is it? We’re all hoping so (it is June, after all) but the recent rain and wind might make you think otherwise. Still, whatever the weather, the site continues to inspire and we’ve been sent this gorgeous … Continue reading

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Developer Tries to Get Out of Important Flooding Condition as Diggers Move Onto the Site

As many of you will know, flooding is a big concern with the Craighouse development and many of the thousands of people who objected to the excessive newbuild also objected on flooding grounds. Much was made by the Craighouse Partnership … Continue reading

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Council tries to charge over £4000 for Freedom of Information that would reveal what’s been said about the Friends

In early October I submitted a Freedom of Information request in to the Council. I was particularly concerned after Neil Cuthbert, a lobbyist for the Craighouse Partnership had sent around an email attributing a paragraph to me saying it was … Continue reading

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Politicians Urge Minister to Call In Craighouse

David Key SNP Councillor of Craiglockhart and Fountainbridge Ward “I would ask you to read the supporting documentation put before the committee. On every page there is at least one paragraph that points out that this application runs contrary to … Continue reading

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Please Write in Today and Share this Post to Support Our MSPs in demand for Call-In: #Craighouse Call-In

Our MSPs Alison Johnstone and Jim Eadie have written to Planning Minister Derek Mackay asking for the Craighouse application to be called in. The community is right behind them and greatly support our MSPs in this. PLEASE write to minister … Continue reading

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Please write to the Scotttish Government and ask for the Craighouse application to be called in. Please do this very quickly. If the application is ‘called in’, the Scottish Government takes over the final decision about the fate of Craighouse … Continue reading

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LAST DAY TO OBJECT: TODAY FRI 4th July – email by midnight

A very short 2 minute video. How to Object Email: and say you object in your own words. It can be as long or as short as you like. Example really simple objection: “I object to 12/04007/SCH3. It is … Continue reading

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Enabling Development #fail: Undervalued sales prices – even larger profit for Craighouse Partnership

ONLY TIL FRI MIDNIGHT TO GO:  A QUICK HOW TO OBJECT: Object to Excessive “Scheme 3″  (Ref No: 12/04007/SCH3) and include your name and address. Include at least one material planning objection and anything else you want to say. For … Continue reading

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