Category Archives: Planning process

Object to the demolitions of parts of A Listed buildings at Craighouse: Deadline 3rd June.

The Craighouse planning consent was supposed to save the listed buildings, but instead all that is being proposed right now is yet more demolitions. Yet again, we are being asked to object to the planning department to stop further destruction … Continue reading

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Removal of gates and chimney at Craighouse

There is a new planning application at Craighouse to remove the gates by the lodge and reduce the size of a chimney (for “safety”). We are still investigating. Here is the main planning application: Here is the Listed Building … Continue reading


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Decision not to take Judicial Review forwards – for now

For those not on our email list or following us on Facebook, you may not have heard that, we made the difficult decision to withdraw our current Judicial Review petition before the Protected Expenses Order Hearing. We had been told … 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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The secret meetings that doomed Craighouse? – No Agendas, No Minutes, No Notes !

There has recently been a change of First Minister and also of the minister responsible for planning. The new minister, Marco Biagi, also has a different title, “Minister for Local Government & Community Empowerment”. We are hopeful that the new … 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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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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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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