August 18, 2019

Ashley Graczyk, independent councillor for the Sighthill-Gorgie ward in Edinburgh, says that the planning system has clearly not been delivering for local communities for a long time – but government continues to prevaricate on serious reform.

To highlight the impa...

May 20, 2019

Controversial student housing plans which sparked a public backlash have been withdrawn by developers after a storm of protest.

Residents had rallied against ScotMid’s proposals to knock down its store on Gorgie Road and rebuild it with a block of 121 student flats abov...

May 17, 2019

Scotmid this week withdrew their application for a student housing and retail project following over a hundred objections from local residents.

  • Scotmid application for new development withdrawn days before an assessment by Edinburgh Council

  • Campaigners frustrat...

May 7, 2019

Local campaigners argue new Edinburgh student development could be “dangerous”

  • Residents of the Dalry area of Edinburgh launch campaign to oppose new student development, arguing it will lack sufficient access for emergency vehicles

  • Local Common Weal group expa...

March 28, 2019

Supermarket bosses have been accused of "dirty tricks" after managers from other stores wrote to planners to show support of controversial plans to build flats for 121 students.

Scotmid has resubmitted proposals to knock down its Gorgie Road store and rebuild it with a...

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