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Sometimes it feels like every patch of green or brown in our city is under development, the drive for housing fueling growth and the Water of Leith is not immune, despite its propensity to flood! Not least right outside our Visitor Centre where three sites are currently under construction

There are some important and large spaces being considered for ‘community altering’ large scale developments at the moment, perhaps you would like to take a look.

The former Booker Cash and Carry site in Longstone was demolished a few years ago now and we have enjoyed the space and tranquility on offer. Now an application is currently active for 120 units mostly flats for the site, with a handful of commercial units. We would really like to see connectivity included with this development – perhaps a bridge linking New Mart Road, the Walkway and the new development. We are not in favour of a bridge across nearer Sainsbury’s as this would mean more trees cut and there is less room for a junction of the paths. It does not need to be big or elaborate. What do you think? you can comment on the councils planning portal at this address and quote this reference number. Deadline for comment is 2nd June.

22/02233/FUL | Mixed-use residential and commercial development with associated landscape, parking, and infrastructure. | 22 Inglis Green Road Edinburgh EH14 2HZ

Next up is the former Powderhall incinerator site, a City of Edinburgh Council project for a residential led development comprising housing of mixed tenure (social rent, mid-market rent and private sale) with associated Energy Centre, substation, roads and landscaping. From the 6th June you will have the opportunity to see draft plans for this space and help to influence the outcome. 22/02348/PAN

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