Planning

SAD TIMES IN THE CITY

 CANONMILLS CAMPAIGNERS CALL IT A DAY 

Organisers of the campaign to save 1-6 Canonmills Bridge (the former Earthy shop) issued a statement to supporters this morning. 

It’s the end of the road. This particular battle is lost. 

The news will come as a major disappointment for many. But this was still a valiant fight for local values and planning democracy, and locals involved can certainly take pride in their determination and resourcefulness.

STEAD’S PLACE – LEITHERS UNIMPRESSED SO FAR

 HOSTILE REACTION IN ADVANCE OF EXHIBITION LATER THIS WEEK 

Save Leith Walk campaigners have reacted scornfully to preliminary design proposals for the redevelopment of Stead’s Place.

They say demolition of the two-storey 1930s buildings, whilst retaining elements of their facades in a new five/six-storey structure, would be ‘overpowering and disrespectful’ of Leith Walk’s heritage. 

They also criticise the incongruous use of brick.

BT EYES HISTORIC CITY CENTRE

 CAN EDINBURGH RESIST SIREN CALLS? 

British Telecommunications PLC seeks planning permission to remove 26 payphones from central Edinburgh and replace them with 12 InLink units. 

InLinks offer free superfast WiFi, mobile and landline calls, mobile-device charging, and access to maps, directories and local services. 

EXCITING TIMES FOR POWDERHALL

 CREATIVE SPACE AND NEW HOMES IN THE OFFING 

The Council is considering the creation of a ‘workspaces and community space’ in the B-listed former stables and offices at 165 Broughton Road. 

Artists’ studios and micro-enterprise offices could be leased out upstairs with flexible function space and other uses available on the ground floor. Attic and lower-ground-floor areas could be dedicated to ‘higher-value uses’. 

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