Two community groups are working hard to ensure the best outcome for the site when it is sold- possibly in 2023.
The AA Community Engagement Group (AACEG) is working with NHS Lothian and the Council on a Place Brief which will determine what development is allowed. See https://astleyainslie.wordpress.com.
The AA Community Trust (AACT) is looking at the possibility of community ownership of all or part of the site. See