Planning

ANOTHER SMALL VICTORY IN FIGHT AGAINST SHORT-TERM LETS

Latest news from Edinburgh Council’s Planning Portal reveals another refusal for change of use from domestic dwelling to commercial short-term let (STL). 

This one concerns a first-floor flat in Montgomery Street (Ref. 19/04099/FUL), and the accompanying report serves as a useful model for anyone seeking to object to similar applications in future. 

SCAFFOLDING IN THE PARK – COUNCIL BLUSTERS

In the light of today's massive social-media response to Underbelly's scaffolding structure in East Princes Street Gardens, Spurtle sought a response from Edinburgh Council. 

This evening we got it:

Edinburgh’s Christmas continues to grow in popularity and not just with visitors. Just last year over 186,000 tickets were purchased for Christmas rides, attractions and shows by residents using their 20% discount (a 31% increase on 2017).

COMMUNITY MEETS TO MAKE PLACES

As the recent Save Leith Walk campaign showed to stunning effect, organised locals can make a difference. 

But rather than starting from scratch each time a prospective new development comes along, local activists are now getting on the front foot with a longer-term approach. 

They’re preparing to draw up principles which could guide how Leith (a description loosely used to describe an area from the Forth to London Road) preserves and progresses in ways which reflect residents’ own aspirations.

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