Planning

UNIVERSITY ABANDONS STEAD'S PLACE PROPOSAL

Edinburgh University has abandoned its involvement with Drum Property Group’s controversial proposal to develop student accommodation, a hotel, and shops on and around Stead’s Place.

The news emerged in a series of briefings with local politicians and stakeholders (including the Save Leith Walk Campaign) on Friday.

A University spokesperson today confirmed: ‘The University has kept a close interest in the proposed plan for Stead’s Place and, after giving it careful consideration, has decided not to pursue that interest any further.’

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Many thanks to reader Mark Saunders, who has sent us this upbeat vision of future developments. 

It was conceived, perhaps, through topaz-coloured spectacles. 

*****

Call for Artists

Come all ye artists!

The Golden Turd needs you!

you, who can glorify the work

on this blue January day

 

who can scale the concrete towers

more impregnable than the Castle

and the cranes towering taller still

like ancient siege equipment.

CRUNCH TIME FOR STEAD’S PLACE

Edinburgh Council’s Development Management Subcommittee meets this afternoon (from 1pm) in a special hearing to consider revised plans for the Foot of Leith Walk. 

Drum Property Group proposes to demolish light-industrial buildings and a row of art-deco shops at 106–65 Leith Walk, collectively referred to locally as Stead’s Place. 

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