Forthcoming changes in Planning Legislation in Scotland

From Steven Stewart: The Scottish Government has described 2020 as a “massive year for planning in Scotland.” To kick things off it has launched a new website: Transforming Planning. A ‘one stop shop’ for information on its programme of planning reform, which includes changes to legislation, national planning priorities and policy. Central to this programme …

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Edinburgh Poverty Commission release a Survey

The Edinburgh Poverty Commission have released a survey which will refine it’s recommendations. The survey summary reads: “The Edinburgh Poverty Commission wants to find out what people living and working in Edinburgh know and think about poverty in their city. This survey is part of a larger project, which aims prioritise future action”

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Friends of Harrison Park clean up the Caledonian Railway Path

On Saturday 4th January a large group of us, led by local councillor Gavin Corbett, grabbed litter pickers, bin bags, rakes and shovels and moved out along the path of the old Caledonian Railway, which runs from Harrison Palace to Dundee Terrace. We made use of the litter pickers supplied by Merchiston Community Council, which …

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Merchiston Community Council invited to Licensing Board meeting to speak about Signature Pubs’ McLarens at Holy Corner

The Edinburgh Council Licensing board have invited the Merchiston Community Council (MCC) to be heard at their board meeting on the 27th of January 2020, in regards to the Signature Pubs venue at Holy Corner in Bruntsfield. Specifically, it is in regards to the Licensing application request by Signature Pubs to extend the opening hours …

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