Councillors are due to consider a “proposal of application notice,” for a big development proposal by building firm Smarts next week.
Whilst we’re not quite clear where the site boundaries begin and end, here’s the description in the council report:
The eastern section of the site has five 3 storey town houses with off-street parking and private gardens. To the south of this is a small shared garden area.
The northern section has a 5 storey block set back from West Bowling Green Street to enable car parking spaces and curving round to match the route of the river.
The proposals also make provision for a walkway following the Water of Leith.”
For large developments like this the developers must conduct public consultation before they submit a full planning application to the council. We’ve been in touch with the developers to ask them for electronic versions of their consultation materials – afterall indicative plans and images have clearly been produced – but so far we’ve only received confirmation of the public meeting dates.
The public meetings are to take place at the Ebenezer United Free Church, 31 Bangor Road on Wednesday 16th November 2011 and on Wednesday 23rd November both at 4.30-7.30 pm.
If you live locally, or have in interest in the cycle paths, or the Water of Leith in that area, it may be worth going along to give your views on the proposal.
If you do go along – we’d love to hear your thoughts on the proposals.