Category Archives: Consultation

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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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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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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MSP Jim Eadie Calls for Craighouse Proposals to be Abandoned

Jim Eadie, MSP for Edinburgh Southern, has revealed that 90% of respondents to his survey are opposed to the excessive proposals at Craighouse and has called for them to be abandoned. His support is thoroughly welcomed by the Friends and … Continue reading

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Statements from MSPs and MPs

“This is an important historic Edinburgh site of city-wide significance…The quite excessive amount of new-build being proposed would destroy amenity and result in a massive increase in residential traffic for the area, as well as having grave implications for green … Continue reading

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New Proposals with Photos

Here is a summary of the Craighouse Partnership’s new proposals. The photos show areas that would be entirely lost to new-build if the proposals are allowed to go ahead. The proposed areas of building are large, and you only really … Continue reading

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Survey from Jim Eadie MSP

Many of you will have received a letter from Jim Eadie MSP today. Jim is our local MSP (for the Edinburgh Southern constituency). He writes asking people what their views are about the proposed Craighouse development, and whether they feel … Continue reading

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Last of the second set of exhibitions today

The new exhibitions are on today at Old Craig: Saturday 31st March – 10am-4pm Old Craig, Craighouse Campus, Craighouse Road, Edinburgh EH10 5LG You can go along and see how much they have increased the new-build in their new plans. Look … Continue reading

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Exhibition Dates Reminder

A reminder post about the exhibitions and an excuse to post this superb photograph of a particularly exciting variety of hoverfly. We were sent this by an insect expert who took it on the site. Of course, the site is … Continue reading

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Resolution from Morningside Community Council

At the last (absolutely packed) meeting of the Morningside Community Council (MCC), a resolution was passed by overwhelming majority. It stated: “If the planning application for the Craighouse site proposes new development on areas which are designated in the Edinburgh … Continue reading

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