News from the Inverleith Society

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28 Canonmills

This is an application for addition of skylights and dormers into the front and rear roof slopes of the two storey building to the South of the block containing Napier Bathrooms showroom.

The Society’s objection noted that Canonmills retains a diversity of building types and forms including surviving examples of older vernacular and commercial buildings like No28 Canonmills. This gives it a distinctive character and sense of place which provides a counterpoint to the greater uniformity of the building forms in the adjoining areas.

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Canonmills Bridge Development

Efforts are continuing to prevent the deeply unpopular development scheme at Canonmills Bridge from taking place.

The Society is continuing to work with the local campaign group Save 1-6 Canonmills Bridge. We have recently been in contact with all the local councillors in the three wards most directly affected by the proposals – Leith Walk; City Centre and Inverleith – to ask them to support action which would have the effect of nullifying the planning permission for the scheme.

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25 Kinnear Road

The Society has submitted an objection to a proposal for demolition of the existing house at 25 Kinnear Road and redevelopment of the site with construction of a block of 16 flats.

The Society objected on the grounds that the proposals would involve a significant over-development of the site with negative impacts on the open space character of its surroundings and on the amenity of adjoining properties.

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Canonmills Bridge - Appeal Decision

The Scottish Government Enquiry Reporter has now issued her decision on the appeal submitted by Glovart Holdings and has granted consent for demolition of the buildings occupied by “Earthy” at Canonmills. 

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