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Post Powderhall (coming soon??)

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  1. chdot
    Admin

    “Shame I left it too late to find it.”

    Is it definitely shut for ever now?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  2. acsimpson
    Member

    Unfortunately yes.

    Hankchief, there's a good chance you have seen it from the train and never realised what it was. It is right next to the ECML.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  3. chdot
    Admin

    Over the coming months, I expect a halo effect to continue, with the interest in the city centre’s eastern fringes spreading out into the surrounding areas. The closure of Meadowbank stadium and sports centre will trigger a regenerative effect in the surrounding area, perhaps including the neighbouring St Margaret’s House, which could be attractive for flats or student accommodation. We have seen this regenerative effect reflected in demand for a residential site on Marionville Road that we have recently placed under offer (circa 125 units).

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/will-scarlett-why-wise-investors-are-looking-to-edinburgh-s-east-1-4654821

    Posted 1 month ago #
  4. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

  5. chdot
    Admin

    "

    It’s connected by cycle-path to many parts of the city. This connectivity would only be increased if the Powderhall Railway branch line were converted into a cycle path. This is an important benefit to a school with a city-wide catchment.

    "

    Whatever the site becomes, the desirability of the extra walk/cycle connectivity is clear.

    Presumably the number of parents opting for GME because JGHS is the secondary is small.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  6. LaidBack
    Member

    Went by there the other day and can see the loop back towards Waverley is all leveled. So much new housing with lots of people walking through to Meadowbank shops.
    Line still in use for a while?
    Powderhall branch line / future bike path

    Posted 1 month ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=144616726#post144616726

    No surprise, no mention of potential Powderhall path in CEC report -

    8. Sustainability impact

    8.1 The new Meadowbank sports centre will be designed wherever possible in line with the Council’s policies on energy efficiency and sustainability. New housing is built to high standards of energy efficiency and sustainability with brown field housing development reducing the impact on Edinburgh’s greenbelt.

    http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/download/meetings/id/55884/item_719_-_new_meadowbank_update

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  8. crowriver
    Member

    @chdot, well it's a bit too much to expect joined up thinking from CEC. Witness Picardy Place, driven by Economic Development agenda. Here it's Finance and Resources agenda, transport issues presumably someone else's problem?

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  9. chdot
    Admin

    Meadowbank Stadium could be replaced by a hotel, restaurants, student accommodation and private housing under the latest plans lodged today for the site’s redevelopment.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/our-region/edinburgh/hotel-and-restaurants-mooted-for-meadowbank-stadium-overhaul-1-4673709

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  10. crowriver
    Member

    "The development of the site could lead to the reopening of Clockmill Road as an accessible walking and cycling connection between Restalrig, London Road and Holyrood Park."

    No mention (again) of Powderhall line...

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

    “No mention (again) of Powderhall line...”

    Time to stir up councillors and community councils (again).

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  12. crowriver
    Member

    Two planning applications have been published related to the Meadowbank redevelopment.

    If you wish to comment or object, you can do so through the Edinburgh Planning Portal online.

    References are as follows:

    18/00181/FUL - mainly relating to the proposed new sports centre itself
    18/00154/PPP - covers the overall masterplan, includes consultation responses from earlier

    Both applications make a range of proposals for transport and access. I have to say that the transport assessment and plan fails to take account of bus routes north of the site (15, 19, 34) and the plans overall are overly biased towards motor vehicle access.

    I have objected to both, citing concerns over transport issues (especially pedestrian/cycle access and routes), loss of trees and green space, and air quality concerns.

    I urge anyone living locally or who uses the sports centre to comment on this application.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  13. chdot
    Admin

  14. chdot
    Admin

    IT is supposed to kick off a premiership class regeneration in the east of the city, with plans to breathe new life in Meadowbank and its surrounding areas.

    But after first falling foul of community arts group Edinburgh Palette over building sales and eco campaigners over soon-to-be-felled trees, planners in the city have found themselves being ruled offside again – this time by a key stakeholder.

    Edinburgh City Football Club, one of the principal users of Meadowbank Stadium for over 20 years, has said the council’s plans for the new sports facility would need significant amendments if the club were to consider returning to the new Meadowbank.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/our-region/edinburgh/edinburgh-city-fc-not-convinced-by-new-meadowbank-plans-1-4689135

    Posted 4 days ago #

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