A plan to build a block of flats on West Bowling Green Street has attracted a series of objections, mainly due to concerns over the impact the development could have over a small, but much loved, wild space by the water of Leith.
Amongst those who have sent in formal comment or objections to the proposals are local resident, Izi Coonagh, who supplied the photo above, taken at the site, The Water of Leith Conservation Trust, SPOKES and Greener Leith.
In our objection we also highlight the fact that the proposals do not include any commercial space in them at all – and as a result they don’t appear to comply with local planning polices.
Throughout the ongoing regeneration of this part of Leith, Greener Leith, along with the local community council, have been keen to try to ensure that the area retains some opportunities for local employment in the area.
You can read the full text of our objection here.
We should make it clear that we are not opposed to some form development on part of this site, as it is still a focus for all sorts of anti-social behaviour too.
Just this week, local Tweeter Allan Barklie sent us this photo of fly-tipped waste that had been dumped near the site. It’s not clear which garage is responsible for this, but we’d urge anyone with any information on this incident to contact the Environmental Wardens.
— allan barklie (@allanbarklie) February 8, 2013