Planning

DIGITAL FINGERPRINTS ON ADVERTISING CONSULTATION

City of Edinburgh Council seeks the public’s views on outdoor advertising. Its online consultation pages – with six multiple-choice questions and space for additional comments – will remain OPEN HERE until 14 September. 

The subject has arisen as CEC reviews planning guidelines on ‘what types of outdoor advertising are acceptable [and] where it is suitable’. 

COUNCIL BACKS HISTORIC SETTINGS

Edinburgh Council’s Development Management Subcommittee has reached decisions on two local cases highlighted by the Spurtle in recent months. 

The first concerns a retrospective application by Notemachine UK Ltd to postion a new ATM in the window of Lifestyle Express at Category B-listed 20 Broughton Street (see Breaking news, 11.4.18). 

This application was refused and enforced because:

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.

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