Community Councils are statutory consultees for planning applications.  Important local applications are flagged up at our meetings, often in advance via the Office Bearers’ Report, which is subsequently appended to the minutes.  Current live issues are listed below.  We have some general information on planning   on another page. 

Former Cluny Centre  An application has been made for a change of use to a nursery and wedding venue.  The latter is a matter of serious concern to neighbouring residents as discussed at our meetings in on 21 February and 21 March.  We have lodged objections to the application for change of use and the linked application for listed building consent.

Astley Ainslie Hospital  The health services now supported on the AAH site will transfer to new buildings at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in 2019. The owners (NHS Lothian) will create a master plan for the present site and then sell it to developers. The NHS has committed to consulting with the community over the next few months, as to how the buildings and grounds should be developed.  The masterplan will be put through the City Council’s planning process and become the framework for the site’s future development.

7 Canaan Lane (site of former public toilets)  The application for a 6-storey block of 11 flats was turned down at the planning committee.  An appeal went to the Scottish Government Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) and was refused.  We anticipate a further application from the developer.