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Maureen Child Update 13 June 2014

Dear All

Sorry to trouble you again but several people have asked me about who they should write to about the Brunstane site and what kind of issues to raise.

John Stewart, Chairman of Portobello Amenity Society (PAS) has copied me in to a very useful letter that he has sent from PAS to the Acting Head of Planning and the Convener of the Committee, asking that all Planning Committee Members get to see it. This kind of letter is one of the reasons why the Planning Committee has been postponed for a week from yesterday.

Acting Head of Planning, David Leslie’s email and snail mail addresses are follows:
or City of Edinburgh Council, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG

Councillor Ian Perry’s contact details are:
or City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ

– and you have mine!

The official period for letters has not started, but do not let that put you off writing now and having your voices heard – for or against, of course! Other individuals, communities and neighbourhoods are doing so across Edinburgh. Again, I stress this is about the designation of the land as a housing site rather than agricultural land and Green Belt. There is no planning application pending for this particular site either in detail or in principle.

Portobello Amenity Society’s AGM is next week – on Wednesday 18 June at 7.30pm in the Baptist Church Hall. This is the same day that the Baileyfield, former Scottish Power site to West of Portobello is to be consulted upon. That is a drop-in consultation taking place between 1pm and 7pm run by Aldi and Crudens jointly. They have acquired this important local brown field site and are planning to build around 200 houses and an Aldi store. They are seeking people’s views through the exhibition that day and ongoing discussions – no doubt – with and through Portobello Community Council, Portobello Amenity Society and others.

Best wishes and my apologies – again – for bombarding you.

Apart from the above, do have a good weekend!