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Council plan to make Pilrig a conservation area

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The council is to designate Pilrig as a conservation area based on findings from its recent consultation. This means that any planning applications in the area will be subject to stricter control and may take...

Craighouse public meeting questions finances

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by Tom McCallum The financial case for building new houses on the site of the Edinburgh Napier University at Craighouse came under attack on Friday evening, as campaigners said that they still fail to get...

Council hopes to preserve Edinburgh Colonies for the future

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Next week's planning committee will hear the result of the consultation undertaken earlier this year about our unique sets of colony houses in Edinburgh. These 19th century rows of workers' houses constructed by the...

Craigmillar Library site

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Submitted by james milligan  There is a plan being or which has been made behind the backs of the people of Craigmillar & Niddrie.There's a plan to build a mosque on the site of the old...

Craighouse plans submitted to council this week

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The Craighouse Partnership has submitted its planning application for the 51 acre campus site to The City of Edinburgh Council this week. The developers claim that the plans for the site will deliver high quality...

Olympic Rings get the go ahead on The Mound

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 This morning's Economic Development committee has give the approval to three key sites in the city this morning, but the one which will be most visible will be the five metre high Olympic Rings...

Craighouse Campus plans go on display

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 The Craighouse Partnership has announced they will be holding three days of public consultations in venues close to the site, to allow the public to come and view their revised proposals to restore the...

Pick of the weekly Planning Applications

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The weekly list of planning applications for the week beginning 9 January is now available online on the council planning portal. We have had a look and here are some of the more interesting...

Midlothian approve plans for waste treatment facility

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The Midlothian Council Planning Committee today unanimously granted planning permission in principle for modern, efficient waste treatment facilities to be constructed near the site of the old rail marshalling yards in Millerhill. Zero Waste: Edinburgh...

Time to Comment on the Local Development Plan

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The City of Edinburgh Council is asking the public a range of questions to help shape the future development of the capital.Their views will help guide the Local Development Plan (LDP), a 10 year strategy that...

Council sets deadline for Royal High

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The Council's Finance Committee agreed this morning to allow the developer DHP until the end of December to enter into a legal agreement to develop the former Royal High School building on Calton Hill....

Public meeting tonight about development at Fort Street

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There is a public meeting at Leith Town Hall tonight about the re-development of the site at 30 Fort Street/Graham Street from 6-9pm.   The public meeting will then continue on Saturday 15 October 2011...

Development Management Sub-Committee meeting 6 July 2011

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The Development Management Sub-Committee of The City of Edinburgh Council is meeting this Wednesday to discuss eleven applications, all of which, without exception, have been recommended for approval.There are two applications for presentation:- a...

You can still help to Save the Forest

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The Forest is asking its friends and supporters to object to the proposed alterations to their current premises in Bristo Place. While the self-sufficient arts centre is looking for a new home,...

Development Management Sub-Committee meeting 25 May 2011

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The Development Management Sub Committee meets this Wednesday. The agenda is below.devsub_25.05.11__10am_agenda(function() { var scribd = document.createElement("script"); scribd.type = "text/javascript"; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = "http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js"; var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script"); s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();All but...

Edinburgh’s Post-War Architecture to be celebrated in new book

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The Forth Road Bridge, the Scottish Widows Head Office Building and the Royal Botanic Gardens Greenhouse are all to be featured in a new book celebrating Edinburgh’s post-war architecture.The publication, which is a joint...

Fountain Brewery plans granted as Odeon case postponed

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At yesterday's Development Management Sub-Committee meeting, the focus was very much on the proposals for the site at Fountain Brewery, as, much to the disappointment of the majority of the gallery and the councillors,...

Council planning review body

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The Council Planning Local Review Body met yesterday to discuss three planning applications, as mentioned earlier. The first application concerning the farmhouse in Newbridge (item 4.1 of the agenda) initially failed to provide any justification of any reason for the...

Development Management Sub-Committee meeting 11 May 2011

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Some weighty matters on the agenda at the Development Management Sub-Committee meeting this morning at the City Chambers. , including a decision on the   the future of the Fountain Brewery where an application...

Planning Local Review Body Meeting today

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This morning The City of Edinburgh Planning Local Review Body are to meet in the City Chambers at 9.00am.   The agenda is belowlrb_11.05.11_agendahttp://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swfThe first item under scrutiny is the continued case of  a farmhouse...

Development Management Sub-Committee 27 April 2011

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Here is the agenda for the meeting and it includes some meaty topics, not the least of which is the Royal Highland Centre and also Cairntows Park, Craigmillar which we told you about last...

Meeting of the Planning Local Review Body 30 March 2011

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The Planning Local Review Body meets this morning at the City Chambers at 10.00am. You can see the agenda and all reports  on the Council website. One of the properties to come before the meeting...

Portobello High School given green light

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Plans to build a new high school in Portobello were approved today by councillors on the city's planning committee.  Set on parkland beside Portobello Golf Course, the development will include the latest teaching facilities,...

City centre review for planners

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Councillors are set to approve a long term vision, and action plan, for Edinburgh's city centre public realm. A report, going before the Council's Policy & Strategy Committee next week, details the results of...

Sugarhouse Close development to go ahead

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Oberlanders Architects LLP have secured planning consent under delegated powers for a mixed use £15m development including 300 bed student accommodation for Watkin Jones and Sons Ltd, on a sensitive site ...

Planning our city’s future

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An interesting article as always by Edinburgh-based journalist, Rob Edwards, who explains in his opening sentence that:-"A new government plan for Scotland’s land is running into fierce opposition because it would fail to...

Haymarket proposal still branded an eyesore

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The relatively new website Offices.org.uk tells us the long, complicated story behind the proposed development of the gap site at Morrison Street, Haymarket.They explain in detail that instead of the planned 17 storey hotel...

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