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Why Is Important Green Space at Craighouse Dropped from Nature Designation when Buildings and Carparks across City Covered?

As you know, the Friends of Craighouse discovered that the Council were quietly trying to remove a nature conservation designation from large portions of the Craighouse site where the developer wants to build in the proposed new Local Plan. There … Continue reading

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Urgent: Form to send in about Biodiversity protection by 5pm this Friday (14th June)

After discovering yesterday that the planners are proposing to remove large parts of Craighouse from the Biodiversity Site protection, we have filled in the form you need to send in (see below). A wildlife survey shows the sections removed as … Continue reading

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URGENT – Council Tries to Remove Craighouse Designations by Stealth – Please Write by Fri 14th JUNE!

We have discovered that the Council are trying to change the designations over key areas of the Craighouse site where the developers want to build without any consultation or proper transparency with the general public. The present draft of the … Continue reading

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Daisies at Craighouse

The grass may be getting longer, but the site is looking prettier than ever with blossom and daisies everywhere you look. This wonderful photo of the daisies at Craighouse was taken by Luke Griffiths. Thanks for letting us reproduce it … Continue reading

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Another Gorgeous Day

Unfortunately camera phone was on the wrong setting so these are a bit fuzzy, but they still show the wonderful views of castle and Arthur’s Seat – and that’s only one section of the panoramic vistas at Craighouse! There are … Continue reading

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Article on The Threat to Green Space and New Hearing Date for Craighouse

From this: to this: Just to let you all know that the hearing date for the planning sub-committee to make their decision on the Craighouse application has now moved. It was originally March then to be in June but the  … Continue reading

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Craighouse in the Sun: a reminder of what we are all fighting for

A glorious sunny day. And the site, despite the cut being uncut and some more benches removed – is looking beautiful as ever. A real reminder of what we are all fighting for. Here are some quick snaps of just … Continue reading

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Spring at Craighouse

Spring is finally here with flowering cherries and swathes of daffodils in front of the woodland. The area where kids play football under a beautiful flowering cherry. The green space here and a large chunk of the woodland you can … Continue reading

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Measures by Craighouse Partnership that will Affect the Site

Just to let people know that you may see people putting fencing up around the listed buildings on the site. This is part of a series of measures announced by The Craighouse Partnership. We understand they will be putting fencing … Continue reading

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Spring is in the Air

Came across this little fella (fellowette?) on the path near the tennis courts traveling towards Craiglockhart pond to breed. Each year these plucky amphibians undertake a mammoth journey to get back to their breeding pool where they were born. I … Continue reading

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