Craighouse Campus: Scheme 3

The third scheme for the proposed development at Craighouse Campus, Craighouse Road has been submitted with the information now available online and at the Planning and Building Standards reception area.  The application has a new reference number 12/04007/SCH3 and we would encourage you to use our online services to comment on the revised proposals.

The application will be advertised on Friday 6 June 2014 and there is a 4 week period to submit comments.  The consultation will end on Friday 4 July 2014.

May 2014 Planning Committee

At our meeting on 15 May, the Planning Committee agreed to name a new street close to Easter Road stadium Lawrie Reilly Place. There was huge public support for the name and the Committee was delighted to be able to take the opportunity to recognise Lawrie Reilly’s sporting achievements for Edinburgh and Scotland.

Southfield, Edinburgh
Southfield, Edinburgh

The Committee also agreed to consult on whether the Southfield Estate in Drumbrae could become a conservation area. The estate was designed and built in the 1960s and is an example of Modernist architecture with an arrangement of buildings that was innovative at the time. It is particularly notable for its central communal garden. The architect was Roland Wedgwood. If designated, it would become the second post-war conservation area in Edinburgh and Scotland, the other being the Thistle Foundation Village, and the most recently built development in Scotland to achieve conservation area status. The consultation will start soon and we will be interested to hear your views.

You can read all the Planning Committee reports in full online.

Councillor Ian Perry

Convener of the Planning Committee

Saltire Housing Awards

On Tuesday 20 May the Saltire Society announced the shortlist for the 2014 Housing Awards in the Urban Room.  Along with the announcement, Miranda Webster from Cameron Webster architects and Carol MacBain from Reiach and Hall architects presented on the design challenges of a one off house and large scale housing development.  Both are past Saltire winners.  The shortlist is now available on the Saltire Society website.

The Urban Room
The Urban Room

We’re delighted that Edinburgh schemes have made it through to this round of the awards.

The Council’s own 21st Century Homes for Edinburgh by Smith Scott Mullan, is on the shortlist, as are St Martin’s Church and housing by Ian Springford Architects and housing at Quartermile, Q10 by Richard Murphy Architects.   We’re looking forward to the results in July when we’ll exhibit the winning schemes in the Urban Room.  While we have our fingers crossed that the Edinburgh schemes will do well, the high standard of buildings on the shortlist means we are in good company which helps to raise the expectation for great quality new architecture in the city.

If you have any queries, get in touch at  / 0131 529 3762

Shops in Edinburgh’s town centres

Did you know that Edinburgh has eight town centres? These are Brunstfield/Morningside, Corstorphine, Gorgie/Dalry, Leith/Leith Walk, Nicolson Street/Clerk Street, Portobello, Stockbridge and Tollcross.

Recently we’ve been asking people about shop uses in their area and what else they would like to see such as cafes, offices or community uses.  As part of this, pupils from Corstorphine Primary and Dalry Primary schools drew what they’d like in their area.  Thanks to the pupils for their great ideas, which you can view below.  

At the moment we are consulting on Corstorphine and Gorgie/Dalry town centres.  We’re holding a a drop-in session on Saturday 10 May 11am to 3pm at Fountainbridge Library if you’d like to speak to us about Gorgie/Dalry or ask us about any of the town centres.



Edinburgh Street Design Guidance

The consultation on the draft Edinburgh Street Design Guidance is now underway and we’d like your views on the streets in the City.

The City has a range of street types from historic streets to new streets and getting their design right is important to us all.  The guidance will help to make streets places for people by giving greater emphasis to walking, cycling and public transport.

Princes Street
Princes Street

We’re using a survey to give you a chance to tell us what you think about a range of streets in Edinburgh and to help us understand your views on the guidance document.

We’re also developing a series of detailed information in the form of fact sheets as part of the guidance and we will put these online as they are prepared.

You can also email us comments to at any time.