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Buzzardtastic – Why our City Wildlife Sites like Craighouse are so Important (until 4th July to Object)

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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Please Help Save this Beautiful Site – Object Now (Deadline 4th July)

CRAIGHOUSE DEVELOPMENT – Please Help Us Save this Special Site by  Objecting to Excessive “Scheme 3”  (Ref No: 12/04007/SCH3) Thanks so much for all your support so far. It’s really important to object again even if you have already objected … Continue reading

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Scheme Three Submitted

Scheme 3 has now been submitted and the documents are being uploaded by the planning department to the planning portal. There are several hundred documents, so it takes a bit of time – and we do not know if all … Continue reading

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Wildlife at Craighouse and some of the Smaller Stars of the Site

You may remember that the Council have been trying to quietly drop large areas of the Craighouse site from the Local Biodiverstiy Site designation in their proposed New Local Plan. Craighouse is a very special place for wildlife. Not only … Continue reading

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The Enabling Development Case at Craighouse: The story of the deficient deficit

We were sent the following article by Nick Honhold, who has been analysing the Craighouse Partnership’s enabling development case. The developers have finally admitted, after years of stating otherwise, that the existing listed buildings on the site are indeed profitable … Continue reading

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Caltongate, Angry Authors, Edinburgh World Heritage and that Missing Letter

You may remember that we reported on the situation at Caltongate recently. The controversial development – granted by the planning committee in January – is back in the news with a group of famous Scottish writers calling for it to … Continue reading

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Thanks for the support and an anonymous knitted protest appears on the site

Just to say a big thank you to everyone who objected to the excessive plans for Craighouse. We will be posting again soon with more information on a number of topics that had to take second place over this consultation … Continue reading

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Save Our Beautiful Craighouse Video – and How to Object (Only hours left)

Here is a very short film about Craighouse showing the site, why it’s so loved and some of what’s proposed plus interviews with residents and how to object. Please watch and pass it on – it’s only 4 mins! The … Continue reading

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Mountgrange Meets Minister: Demands Trump Treatment

In June, we put in a FOI request to ask what meetings the Scottish Government have had with members of the Craighouse Partnership. Despite the fact it should take them 20 days in law, over 4 months later the Scottish … Continue reading

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Who’s Been Meeting Whom? Lack of Transparency on Meetings between Mountgrange and Ministers

In June, we sent a Freedom of Information request to ask what meetings members of the Scottish Government had been having with the Craighouse Partnership and their lobbyists. We were interested to know how much the Scottish Government had been … Continue reading

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