Edinburgh architect Dr James Simpson and Save Leith Walk campaigner Ian Hood share their views on how to handle Scotland’s derelict sites, as it’s announced that Scottish councils are to receive new powers that will allow them to order the sale of ‘eyesore’ derelict sites.
Read the full article in the Scotsman here.
Controversial plans for a £50 million multi-use development in Leith will be discussed by council officials for the first time later this month.
Read more here.
The campaign is urging residents to lodge their objections ahead of a decision in the new year.
Read the full article by Neil Pooran here.
Article in today’s edition of The Guardian . Great to see our campaign is gaining national coverage (!)
Photograph: Drum Property Group
Campaigners led by the grassroots organisation Save Leith Walk have been working endlessly to prevent the destruction of the area’s heritage. The petition has received backing from many high-profile figures including Jeremy Corbyn and Edinburgh’s much-loved novelist Irvine Welsh.
The plan to stop the impending development of Leith walk
Read the great article by Kezia Dugdale in the Edinburgh Evening News here.
Apart from the Drum Property Group, EdinburghUniversity Uni, investors and and small amount of the public, everyone else can see how wrong this development is. Why are they still not listening to the community? #communitycomesfirst#stopthedevelopment #leaveleithalone
Picture by Ian Georgeson.
Save Leith Walk campaigners Karen Greig and Adrian Graham at the City Chambers.
John McLellan: Why councillors had to turn down Save Leith Walk petition
Please Read the article here.
EXCLUSIVE: The plans include proposals for residential, student and visitor quarters including a 500-bed student accommodation, a 56-bed hotel, 53 affordable homes, a restaurant, café and retail units.
Read more here in the Edinburgh Evening News
Image credit: Drum Property Group via Edinburgh Evening News
Scotland’s heritage ‘too often cast aside for economic gain’, claims National Trust chief.
Please read the excellent article by Jane Cassidy here in the National Newspaper.
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