1000 More Cala Homes

Cala Homes owns or has an option to develop the majority of the land between Currie / Eastern Balerno and the railway line and has plans to build 1,000 units there.

They are currently seeking feedback from the community, and to have these developments included in the city’s next Local Development Plan.

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Glenbrook Road & Riccarton Appeals

An application to build 53 houses on Green Belt land off Glenbrook Road was submitted for appeal, (DPEA 230-2241), because the Council failed to determine the outcome in time.

An application to build 214 houses / flats, and 250 student bedrooms near the entrance to Heriot Watt University, also on Green Belt land, was rejected by a full Council meeting in April, but was also submitted for appeal, (DPEA 230-2246).

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All Four Schools Saved

Lib Dem vote tips the balance in favour of keeping all four schools in Pentland Hills open.

After carefully considering the evidence and deputations from all parties, the Lib Dem group in Edinburgh Council supported Option 1 when voting in the Education, Children and Families committee, which has resulted in Currie High School, Woodlands School, Balerno High School and Wester Hailes Education Centre all staying open.

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Have your say about local transport

Pentland Hills is greatly under-served by public transport compared to other suburban areas in Edinburgh.

The withdrawal of multiple bus services in the past few years has seen more residents forced to use their cars, and major new developments at Kinleith Mill, Rivermill, Kingfisher Park and Ravelrig Heights are set to pile even more pressure onto Lanark Road West in future.

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Mobile banking

The closure of our bank branches was a major blow to local businesses, who benefited from the footfall, and to elderly residents unable to travel far.

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Glenbrook development

This new development of 53 houses on the field near Glenbrook Road in Balerno is awaiting assessment by the Council.

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Pentlands traffic chaos continues

New housing developments and proposed changes to local schools threaten to make commuter traffic on Lanark Road worse!

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No support for South West Edinburgh school closures

An SNP / Labour proposal to create a new school to replace Currie Community High School and Wester Hailes Education Centre is opposed by local people.

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