Planning

EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 15

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 04/04/2021 - 08:09

GREENSIDE IMPROVEMENT.

W. D. Macgregor writes: The lecture by Judge Brown on Tuesday night on the housing of the Edinburgh poor has drawn attention to the condition of affairs in Greenside, and though it might perhaps be urged that the dark shadows in Judge Brown’s description are a trifle overdrawn, it will not be denied by anyone who knows the district that there is urgent need of improvement.

EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 14

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 28/03/2021 - 10:23

HOUSING OF EDINBURGH POOR.

ADDRESS BY JUDGE BROWN.

Under the auspices of the Edinburgh Citizens’ and Ratepayers’ Union, in the Freemasons’ Hall, George Street, Edinburgh, last night, Judge Brown addressed a crowded meeting on “How the Edinburgh Poor are Housed.’’[1]

UNITED FRONT AGAINST INVASION FROM MMMARS

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 11/03/2021 - 10:33

A determination is expected by 15 April on MMMARS Dundas Limited’s plans to demolish and redevelop two properties at 108–14 and 116 Dundas St to form 44 flats and 3 commercial units (20/05645/FUL; 20/05646/CON).

Of 52 comments submitted to the Council by the closing date, 50 were objections and 1 in favour. Below we give a very brief summary of those Spurtle has seen.

Community Council

GEORGE STREET FINAL CONCEPT DESIGN

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 13:17

The regeneration of George Street’s public realm has entered a new phase with the launch of a final Concept Design. The plans are available for scrutiny on the Council website here (use the menu toggle top-right for more detail). There’s a virtual helicopter ride here.

The proposals are budgeted at £32M, with £20M coming from Transport Scotland via Sustrans.

LATEST NEWS ON POWDERHALL DEVELOPMENT

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 08/12/2020 - 14:16

Following 5 previous consultation rounds, and before submitting a full planning application for the Powderhall Bowling Greens site later this month, those behind the proposals this morning presented final plans to the public and answered questions.

Representatives of Collective Architecture, City of Edinburgh Council, and Urban Pioneers (landscape architects) discussed proposals on Zoom with around 16 interested parties, most of whom live or work locally.

No great surprises