Speeding Hot Spots

According to a recent FOI request obtained by Lib Dem Councillors, fewer than 2 fines are issued per week for exceeding the 20 mph speed limit! 

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Comiston Farm House sale

Comiston Farm House has been sold by the Council for £1.15m to Buckley Building UK Limited, an Edinburgh house builder. 

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Development of the former Boroughmuir HS

I recently met the developers to obtain more details of their plans and to address concerns of local residents.

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Pentland Terrace crossing improvements

I am pleased to report that the proposal to improve the crossing on Pentland Terrace near Riselaw Crescent and Comiston Springs Avenue has now been added to the Council’s priority list and approved by the Council’s Transport & Environment Committee. 

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New South Edinburgh Primary School delay

The Council’s original target for opening the new South Edinburgh Primary School in Canaan Lane in Morningside was August 2020.  I am disappointed to note that this has been pushed back to August 2021. 

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Morningside Post Office merger

The Post Office has announced today that Morningside and Bruntsfield post offices are to merge.

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Re-surfacing works on A702

Good news! Re-surfacing works on the A702 main road from Tollcross to Leamington Terrace

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Friends of Midmar Paddock group launched

I chaired a packed meeting this evening in Morningside Parish Church to launch the Friends of Midmar Paddock, a new group set up with the aim of protecting the paddock and securing future access to Blackford Hill and the Hermitage for the community. 

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Decision on Former Boroughmuir High School

Last Wednesday the Council’s Development Management Sub Committee granted the application for 87 mezzanine flats, within the main former school building, and 17 affordable flats in a new block.

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Cluny Centre Change of Use Decision

The Scottish Government’s Reporter has decided to refuse the application for a change of use of the Cluny Centre as a conference and wedding venue. 

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