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Evening News: “Craighouse ‘sham’ property value claims”

New revelations in the Evening News today. You can now donate to our campaign to take the financial claims and secret meetings to judicial review.

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Craighouse Audit Report finally released! But nowhere near the “fully audited” claimed

After years of arguing over the “audit” of the Craighouse figures, it has finally been released on the Edinburgh council website, months after the decision. But instead of backing up the claim by the council that the Craighouse proposals were … Continue reading

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Council tries to charge over £4000 for Freedom of Information that would reveal what’s been said about the Friends

In early October I submitted a Freedom of Information request in to the Council. I was particularly concerned after Neil Cuthbert, a lobbyist for the Craighouse Partnership had sent around an email attributing a paragraph to me saying it was … Continue reading

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Commercial lobbying ethics and responsibilities, why the industry needs proper regulation

Today, the Scottish Parliament will debate the regulation of the lobbying industry. Unethical lobbying leads to bad government. By providing inaccurate or untrue information to officials or politicians, bad decisions are made. It also locks communities and the public out … Continue reading

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Another Mountgrange company financially collapses

This month, another Mountgrange company collapsed financially. Mountgrange UK Ltd was put into voluntary liquidation because “it has been proved to the satisfaction of this meeting that the Company cannot, by reason of its liabilities, continue its business”. Duff and … Continue reading

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What next for Craighouse?

Our local politicians have failed to convince those in their own parties in power that they should support the community and not an off-shore tax-avoiding property speculator. They have failed to ensure that officials follow their own planning rules, policies … Continue reading

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Politicians Urge Minister to Call In Craighouse

David Key SNP Councillor of Craiglockhart and Fountainbridge Ward “I would ask you to read the supporting documentation put before the committee. On every page there is at least one paragraph that points out that this application runs contrary to … Continue reading

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Community buyout plan still on track

Despite the disappointment of councillors voting to grant consent for the hugely unpopular Craighouse development, the community buyout plan for the site is continuing to gather momentum. The planning consent has no impact on the community’s right to buy the … Continue reading

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Craighouse: Call-in with simple sample letter. Spread the word to everyone you know

Please support and spread the word. Click on this link!  

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Please Write in Today and Share this Post to Support Our MSPs in demand for Call-In: #Craighouse Call-In

Our MSPs Alison Johnstone and Jim Eadie have written to Planning Minister Derek Mackay asking for the Craighouse application to be called in. The community is right behind them and greatly support our MSPs in this. PLEASE write to minister … Continue reading

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