Planning

POWDERHALL NEXT STEPS

The latest drop-in consultation took place on Wednesday evening to discuss the development potential of the Powderhall site on Broughton Road. 

The aim was to summarise the results of two previous rounds of consultation (describing broad trends of local aspiration and singling out a few ‘inspirational’ thoughts), and to outline next steps. 

LONGER DELIVERY HOURS – TESCO TRIES AGAIN

Tesco on Broughton Road want to change the hours during which it can deliver on Sunday mornings. Yet again. 

The latest application (Ref. 18/07477/FUL) seeks to amend an earlier permission (Ref. 09/00039/FUL) which allows Sunday deliveries from noon to 6pm. Tesco wants an extra two hours, starting from 10am. Locals simply want one morning a week when they can lie in bed, or sit in the garden, undisturbed. 

SAVE LEITH WALK CAMPAIGNS AT CITY CHAMBERS

Save Leith Walk campaigners got an early taste of the Planning system’s complexities and frustrations this afternoon when they tried to present a petition opposing Drum Property’s development of 106–54 Stead’s Place. 

The petition has attracted some 12,200 signatures over the last 4 months. But councillors and officials on the Planning Committee refused to accept it. Since the planning application is now live, they could not be seen to be influenced by the document. Nor could they ask questions of the 3-person deputation which appeared before them at the same meeting. 

LEITH … BOOM OR BUST?

Bar rooms, kitchen tables and social media have been buzzing over recent months with conversations about the future of Leith in general and Leith Walk in particular. Spurtle is no expert on our friends north of Pilrig Street, but what happens to them clearly has ramifications for the rest of us. So, here’s an effort to set down some of the broad lines of a wide-ranging discussion, one which will continue for years to come.

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