Planning And Regeneration 248
On 5 May, Scotland will go to the polls in the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary Elections. We asked the candidates standing in the Edinburgh Northern and Leith Constituency, as well as the list parties, for their views on environmental and social issues affecting our constituency.
Currently the Scottish Government is conducting a review of the Scottish planning system. The scope of the review is wide-ranging, with respondents asked to consider almost every aspect of the planning system. The ideas below are not a comprehensive response to the questions posed by those leading the review, but they do fall within its […]
Plans to open a Leith Museum in Customs House took a step forwards this week after the council announced a deal with the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust.(SHBT) The deal will see the SHBT gain entry to the building in April with the aim of developing the building as a ‘community hub.’ Parts of it could […]
A Leith-based renewable energy entrepreneur has announced that he has shelved ambitious plans to build an extensive array of floating solar panels at the Victoria Dock after owners Forth Ports backed out of a proposed deal. The proposed solar array would have been the first in the UK, and could have produced enough renewable electricity […]
More details of plans to build student accommodation at a site on Bothwell Street, off Easter Road, have been revealed in a new planning application. The proposal will see a series of three disused steel-framed warehouses demolished and replaced with a five storey block designed to sleep 240 students in a mixture of “cluster bedrooms […]
A planning application has been submitted for an L-shaped block of flats on Ashley Place, just off Newhaven Road. The proposed flats could replace an existing red-brick office building, which is currently occupied by the Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council . The new building will comprise of 40 flats, 8 of which will be for affordable […]