Tynecastle Community Urban Farm

Posted on: November 5, 2021

Our supportive comment on planning application to create a new community garden on part of the site of the former Tyncastle High School grounds

Address: Former Tynecastle High School 17 Mcleod Street Edinburgh EH11 2NJ

Proposal: Proposed alterations to land to provide landscaping and planting beds as part of a community garden

Reference: 21/05152/FUL

Closing date for comments: Fri 05 November 2021

Determination date: Mon 29 November 2021

Result: Pending

Cockburn Response

The Cockburn SUPPORTS this application. The creation of an extensive community garden will greatly add to making the reuse and regeneration of the former Tynecastle high School site a success.

It will provide and facilitate opportunities for LOVE Gorgie Farm to work with new and existing local residents in a variety environmental programmes based around the proposed community garden with its associated planting beds, a shelter, storage space and greenhouses.

The proposal has the potential to support and encourage old and  new generations in the community in creating a more sustainable and climate-ready neighbourhood and to be a model of good practice that can be replicated elsewhere across the city in furtherance of the city climate costs and in support of the recommendations in the Civic Charter of the Scottish Climate Assembly which is supported by the City of Edinburgh Council.