Why are we building student flats and not affordable homes?

POSTED ON February 8, 2024 BY Euan McGrory

The problems in the property market making Edinburgh’s affordable housing crisis worse

The problems in the property market making Edinburgh’s affordable housing crisis worse

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Consultation Launches for Homes-Led Redevelopment of Edinburgh’s Caledonian Brewery

POSTED ON February 7, 2024 BY James Garry

The Caledonian Brewery was the capital’s last major operational brewery

The Caledonian Brewery was the capital’s last major operational brewery

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Draft Climate Ready Edinburgh Plan

POSTED ON January 17, 2024

An ambitious strategy designed to adapt the city to ensure Edinburgh rises to the challenge of climate change.

An ambitious strategy designed to adapt the city to ensure Edinburgh rises to the challenge of climate change.

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Visitor Levy in Edinburgh – Cockburn Comments

POSTED ON January 12, 2024

The Levy must be used to ameliorate the impacts of overtourism, not increase them

The Levy must be used to ameliorate the impacts of overtourism, not increase them

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Holyrood Park Consultation – Cockburn Response

POSTED ON December 19, 2023

A more effective way of engaging with residents needs to be established

A more effective way of engaging with residents needs to be established

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Short-term Lets, Control Areas and planning consents

POSTED ON December 15, 2023

On 1 December 2023, Lord Braid issued his Opinion on a judicial review on the approach taken by the City of Edinburgh Council’s interpretation of the Short-Term Let Control Area and its impact on STL properties prior its designation. His decision that it cannot be retrospectively applied may be disappointing for communities affected by STLs but consent for a Change of Use remains a live issue.

On 1 December 2023, Lord Braid issued his Opinion on a judicial review on the approach taken by the City of Edinburgh Council’s interpretation of the Short-Term Let Control Area and its impact on STL properties prior its designation. His decision that it cannot be retrospectively applied may be disappointing for communities affected by STLs but consent for a Change of Use remains a live issue.

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Edinburgh Christmas tree celebrates historic connections

POSTED ON December 14, 2023

A tradition that has taken place since 1947

A tradition that has taken place since 1947

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Forget Kinder Scout, it all started in Edinburgh.

POSTED ON November 29, 2023 BY James Garry

Why I think Edinburgh should be considered the birthplace of the outdoor access movement

Why I think Edinburgh should be considered the birthplace of the outdoor access movement

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Communities must benefit from Scotland’s changing land use

POSTED ON November 9, 2023 BY James Garry

New guidance puts local people at the heart of land decisions

New guidance puts local people at the heart of land decisions

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Enjoying Edinburgh’s great outdoors – Helen Todd of Ramblers Scotland

POSTED ON November 3, 2023 BY James Garry

This is 20th anniversary year of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

This is 20th anniversary year of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

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