Planning

THE ART OF AMBITION

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 11/11/2021 - 08:42

WHAT COULD WE DO WITH PICARDY PLACE?

Now that public consultation on the future of the Picardy Place island seems to be indefinitely stalled, Leith ward's Cllr Gordon Munro floats an exciting idea that could transform the area for years to come.

On the basis that knowledge is wonderful but imagination is even better, Spurtle wants to kick-start a conversation. Let us know what you think of Munro's idea, or describe an alternative.

NEW PLANS FOR OLD ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL

Submitted by Editor on Fri, 03/09/2021 - 12:00

Detailed proposals for a new National Centre for Music and performance space at the old Royal High School were submitted to Edinburgh Council this morning [bit.ly/3n6StBw]. We’ll comment once we’ve had a chance to peruse and digest.

As well as bigger educational facilities for St Mary’s Music School, the Royal High School Preservation Trust plans to create a café, gallery, visitor centre, and fully accessible public gardens.

NEW HOUSING FOR BEAVERHALL ROAD

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 01/09/2021 - 10:57

The developer HUB will hold a Pre-Application Consultation later this month in advance of its full application for a proposal on Beaverhall Road (21/04608/PAN).

The intention is to redevelop the site of Beaverhall House as housing. Included in the project will be affordable homes, private amenity and open space, and cultural/arts workspace/commercial space.

PLANNING UPDATE

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 27/05/2021 - 09:17

‘SHAKE THINGS UP A BIT, WHAT?’

The mysterious depths of 38 Queen Street are explained in plans associated with a proposal to convert part of the ground floor at H&T Pawnbrokers into a two-bedroom flat (21/02806/LBC).

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]