Category Archives: Planning process

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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Quick update on Craighouse “Scheme 3”

The Craighouse Partnership have submitted some new plans for Craighouse. The files are still being uploaded to the planning “portal”, here. There are very few pictures of the new scheme, so it’s hard to see what the buildings at the … Continue reading

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Craighouse architects, Oberlanders, still struggling to produce suitable plans for the site

It seems the right time to question the whole approach of the current team of consultants putting together the Craighouse applications. The current approach is clearly not working. The financial case put forward by Mountgrange and their consultants claims that … 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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Craighouse Partnership pulls scheme 2 before planning report could be published

Last week, Scheme 2 was pulled just 3 weeks before the planning committee were to decide on it. The planning department was inundated with rejections – it is believed even more than last year which was already a record for … Continue reading

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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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Letter from planners to the developer

The council planners have written a formal letter to the developers and posted it on the council’s planning portal. To make it easier to access (because the portal is a little unreliable) we have copied it here for you to … Continue reading

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Analysis of the Listed Building Consent application at Craighouse

[NOTE  Anyone looking for HOW TO OBJECT to the newbuild click here and it will tell you how to object. The reference for the application is 12/04007/FUL and the deadline is 21st DEC. This article is discussing the separate but … Continue reading

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