Category Archives: Planning process

Trench Wars: Hidden Paperwork and The Mystery of the Missing Dates

As you will know if you’ve read our  other posts on this issue, The Friends have had serious difficulties obtaining paperwork relating to the 2002/7 consent – a consent that the Craighouse Partnership are claiming to have activated to build … Continue reading

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Trench Wars: Questions for Councillors

As we wrote yesterday the authoritative policy document SHEP (Scottish Historic Enviroment Policy) clearly states that both Listed Building Consent and Planning Permission are needed before work can commence (click to read more). This was also stated clearly on the … Continue reading

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Trench Wars: Developer should not have started development without Listed Building Consent

People in the local community have been challenging the fact that the developers had started work on the old consent without Listed Building Consent – which ran out in 2007. The planning consent for the Arts Faculty Building stated clearly … Continue reading

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The 10-year old university building consent: Update

We made a formal complaint to the council about the “activation” of a decade-old consent at Craighouse. We have a reply from the council now. We will be taking this further. Here is an explanation of our complaint, the current … Continue reading

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Planning Article 3: Skyline Views Out from the Site

Continuing our series of planning articles – here is our second skyline article – after Views Into the Site and our Introduction to Planning Designations and Documents. (Visit our key issues section on the menu for the rest of this … Continue reading

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Time-Line for the Arts Faculty Building Consent and Section 75

Timeline for planning application 01/04599/FUL In June 2012 The Craighouse Partnership claimed to have activated a decade-old consent for this 80,000 sq ft university building by digging a “trench” and filling it in again. The Council waived associated pre-conditions that … Continue reading

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Update on the Consent for New University Facility, Woodland Removal and Carpark

The Edinburgh Reporter published an article yesterday. It reports on questions in Holyrood about Napier and Craighouse and also that The Craighouse Partnership have applied to amend the conditions of the Section 75 agreement (attached to the consent we reported … Continue reading

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Planning Article 1 – Designations, Protections and Key Documents

“outstanding…a superb hilltop site, still unspoiled” Historic Scotland We have been compiling a series of articles about Craighouse and planning policy, which we will put permanently on the menu under “planning” for people to access. When the application goes in, … Continue reading

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Craighouse Partnership attempts to activate decade-old Consent. Friends call for a halt to process and proper public oversight.

At a meeting with local residents on the 26th June, representatives of The Craighouse Partnership showed pictures of the huge Creative Industries building applied for by Napier in 2001 and for which permission was approved in 2002, along with new … 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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