Craigour and Liberton Primaries

The planning applications for the extensions to Craigour Park and Liberton Primary Schools have now been submitted and can be found at the links below.

 Planning reference numbers are 13/04457/FUL (Craigour Park) and 13/04458/FUL (Liberton).


Edmonstone Estate

I have been informed that the dates of the community consultation regarding the proposed cemetery development at the Edmonstone Estate have changed. The proposals do not replace the applicants desire for residential use, but are instead being pursued on a twin track.

The relevant consultation taking place within the Liberton/Gilmerton Ward will take place at the Goodtrees Centre on Monday 2nd December – 2pm-4pm then 6pm-8pm

The Murrays – Litter Bin

Constituents recently raised the issue of insufficient litter bin provision in The Murrays estate.

I am please to report that as a result of my request to the Council, Officers have areed to the placement of an additional litter bin in The Murrays. I hope this will be greeted as positive news to dog walkers and other residents travelling through the Murrays on foot.

Goods Corner – Overgrown Foliage

Many residents have contacted me regarding the overgrown nature of Goods Corner. Having made representations to the Council, I have been informed that they have served Notice to Davidson and Robertson, who manage the above site on behalf of the Liberton Trust, advising that the overgrown foliage obstructing the footway on Liberton Road should be attended to at the earliest opportunity. The Council will continue to monitor the situation going froward.

Margiotta’s Lasswade Road

I recently wrote to senior executives at Margiotta’s regarding concerns raised by constituents regarding the parking provision at their store on Lasswade Road.

Residents have made it known that they are concerned by the hazardous way some drivers enter and exit the car parking spaces provided by the store and the potential difficulties this creates for pedestrians.

Margiotta’s are very understanding of pedestrian concerns and I am delighted to report that as a result of my enquiries they have agreed to install brand new signage in front of the parking spaces which will remind all drivers to be aware of pedestrians when reversing out on to Lasswade Road.

Broomhills Public Exhibition

I have recieved a copy of the Proposal of Application Notice from Clarendon Planning and Development with regards to the development at Broomhills.

The Notice states that a Public Exhibition on the proposals will be held at the Valley Park Community Centre, 37 Southouse Road, EH17 8EU. This will run on the 26th November from 12noon to 8pm and 27 November from 11am to 3.45pm

Furthermore, an advert will be carried in the Edinburgh Evening News on the 18th November, in addition to “leaflet drops at the local community centre, schools, South Neighbourhood Office and local shops.”

I will provide further information as it becomes available.

Public Exhibition – Former Alnwickhill Water Treatment Works

CALA/David Wilson Homes have sent out notice that they will be holding public exhibition events prior to submitting the planning application in respect of the above, in order to explain and seek views from the local community.

The dates/times are as follows:

Location: Alnwickhill T.A. Centre, 126 Alnwickhill Road, Eh16 6NQ

Date: Friday 1st November – 4pm to 8pm

         Saturday 2nd November 9am until 1pm


Frogston Road East

A number of residents have raised concerns regarding the proposed site of a new crossing on Frogston Road East. While news of a much longed for crossing was welcome, residents felt the proposed location primarily served visitors to the nearby caravan park, rather than council tax paying residents living in the Mortonhall estate.

Yesterday I attended a meeting, alongside one ward colleague, to discuss this matter with Council officers. As a result, the council has agreed to look at proposals for a second crossing point situated further to the west, in order to help better cater for Mortonhall residents.

I will provide a further update once Council officers have presented a refreshed, detailed proposal.