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"Pressure on green belt as 10,000 homes to be built"

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  1. chdot
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    “I've been looking at various big planning applications around Edinburgh, and they *all* fail to include adequate pedestrian/cyclist access to nearby amenities.”

    Suggest you contact Spokes and make sure they are aware of all the ones you have been looking at.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  2. Frenchy
    Member

    @Muirwoods - Excellent, thank you!

    @chdot - Already on the case, but good idea.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  3. HankChief
    Member

    The New Builds Are Coming: Battle in the Countryside, Series 1: Episode 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09qmrsj via @bbciplayer

    Interesting program about plans to build a new town in fields near Oxford.

    I commend it to the house.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  4. Frenchy
    Member

    In case it's useful to anyone else, @DdF suggested the information at https://www.pas.org.uk/ in response to my question on the last page. In particular, this helpsheet: https://www.pas.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/17.03.17-3-Material-Considerations.pdf

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  5. Ed1
    Member

    The New houses at Currie hill are slightly blocking out the light on the platform marginally detracting from ambience and aura of the historic station of curriehill (since 1987) I recall went with my granddad to look at the construction site in 1986 one evening, but some neds were vandalising a JCB so a short visit. A larger issue may be the lack of bus provision. My granddad used to live at the edge of the currie hill scheme near where the new houses are built. When he was 98 he struggled to walk up the road to the A70 so had to walk down to the train to go to town and get bus back to top of the hill. The bus provision on curriehill road is somewhat sketchy with no evening services. However the train provision is good and in my view the cycling connections good so better than many of the other developments noticed.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  6. chdot
    Admin

    Elsewhere -

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    “One-off housing has created a huge headache and a ticking time bomb of rural isolation as transport and mobility undergo a rapid transition. It has exacerbated rural generated traffic towards urban centres that is highly polluting. Over 40% of all new housing constructed in Ireland over the past two decades has been one-off rural housing, so why then are our rural schools, post offices and shops closing?

    "

    https://greenparty.ie/news/green-party-one-off-rural-housing-must-be-restricted-in-npf/

    Posted 6 days ago #

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