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"Holiday Flats Edinburgh's Ruin"

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  1. gembo
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    Or spot a Pogues lyric when it is crowbarred into a thread drift?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. crowriver
    Member

    "thread drift?"

    Not sure about that. Stag and Hen / rugger fan hotels not really raising the tone of Edinburgh tourism, hence on topic I reckon.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. crowriver
    Member

    Related, if not strictly on topic:

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    Winter Festivals 2022 Onwards

    The current contract for delivering both events expires in 2022. It is an appropriate opportunity to review both events and to ask businesses, community groups and residents - those who have attended the festivals and those who haven’t - how they wish to celebrate Christmas and Hogmanay from 2022 onwards.

    The Council wishes to engage in an open public conversation about the future of these events, to listen to feedback from residents and to ensure that the future of the winter festivals achieves the right balance for those living and working in Edinburgh.

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    https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/winterfestivals/

    Closes 19 May 2021

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. chdot
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    Government Reporter grants permission for another short-term-let conversion in the Old Town

    https://www.cockburnassociation.org.uk/news/stl-reporter-decision/

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. crowriver
    Member

    Short-term fixes with long-term consequences

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    In responding to the Scottish Government’s Chief Planner’s “…general support for planning authorities to exercise their discretion and allow for temporary breaches of planning control that are reasonable in the current difficult circumstances”, the Cockburn asks what else will this cover?

    Does it mean even less regulation or enforcement of the short-term-let industry that has depopulated parts of the City? Does it mean further commodification of our precious parks and gardens to support new exciting COVID-recovery drinking venues (temporary, of course, until it all blows over) or other COVID-recovery related private events and exclusive activities?

    Some Public Health experts have suggested that we will be living with COVID for a long time to come. We are therefore left to ponder what that means for the current “relaxation of planning control.”

    https://www.cockburnassociation.org.uk/news/short-term-fixes-with-long-term-consequences/

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. chdot
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  8. ejstubbs
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  10. 14Westfield
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    A bit of progress on Queen Street!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. Morningsider
    Member

    This Chipwrapper sub-headline made me smile:

    Holiday rental giant Airbnb says Edinburgh City Council’s ‘short term lets’ crackdown won’t even affect the majority of hosts in the capital – while industry leaders say the plans are ‘wholly disproportionate’

    Won't affect anyone AND wholly disproportionate. Solid argument there chaps.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. crowriver
    Member

    @Morningsider, apparently you've been "hoodwinked". Best leave things to the tourism industry, clearly they have city residents' best interests at heart.

    P.S.:- I look forward to receiving the cheque for my share of the £50 million that STLs apparently "generate" for Edinburgh every year. Should be over £100 each if the figures are to be believed.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. chdot
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    Seems to be the new PR strategy/‘logic’ (see yesterday’s piece about Sheriffhall), say contradictory things so no one knows what you are talking about…

    Posted 1 year ago #
  14. crowriver
    Member

    "say contradictory things so no one knows what you are talking about…"

    Straight from the Trump / alt-right playbook.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. gembo
    Member

    Time to bring back The Gumby Surgeons

    My Brain Hurts

    Posted 1 year ago #
  16. chdot
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  18. ejstubbs
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  19. gembo
    Member

    Short con created by gig economy, air BnB and desperate buyers.

    The cleaners might have left out some brochures if you could put in a single drawer.

    Callous.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  20. Rosie
    Member

    One in 8 properties on AirBnB - is that right? Also, that presumably includes a spare room in a house that's rented out during the Festival, as well as Tenement Key Safe.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  21. chdot
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  23. steveo
    Member

    I'm confused by this. Does diggers have a key safe for the airb&b properties in the block?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  24. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

    Yes, it's behind the proprietor in one of the photos. Always thought it was a strange and maybe not very culturally aware concept.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  25. crowriver
    Member

    I presume the owner agreed to it because he thought it would bring in a bit of passing trade to the bar. Maybe it didn't, and he's clearly seen the negative side and the effects on his staff and regulars. Fair play to him for speaking up about the issue.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  26. chrisfl
    Member

    > I'm confused by this. Does diggers have a key safe for the airb&b properties in the block?

    I guess they're not necessarily in the block, but are probably around locally. Some of the Margiotta shops have them as well.

    Suspect there is a fee paid for having the safe's.

    Can't see this kind of thing making much of a difference, just will lead to more of those horrible combination lock safes on entrances and walls.

    But Diggers, is a great pub.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  27. steveo
    Member

    No, token gesture in the grand scheme but its a bit of publicity for the pub and the mess that abnb has caused so no complaints from me.

    Genuinely was confused.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  28. crowriver
    Member

    SNP's Airbnb crackdown plans approved despite last-ditch attempt to water them down

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/19860198.snps-airbnb-crackdown-plans-approved-despite-last-ditch-attempt-water/

    Posted 1 year ago #
  29. ejstubbs
    Member

    Self-catering business leaders had called for a registration scheme to be rolled out instead of the SNP Government plan for all premises to obtain a licence to be able to operate.

    I struggle to understand the actual difference between a license scheme - which would seem necessarily to involve maintaining a register of the licencees - and a registration scheme.

    I suspect that what they really mean is: "Waaaah, don't like it", plus some meaningless bottom dribble to make it sound vaguely rational and grown-up.

    Unless they actually mean that they don't want to be held to any kind of standards and regulations in the performance of their rentier businesses, in which case AFAIAC they can do one. Isn't the whole point that allowing such businesses to operate sans any kind of regulation has demonstrably created significant issues which need to be addressed for the greater good? In which case I would refer my honourable friend to my previous answer.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  30. chdot
    Admin

    “Britain is a nation of Uber-riding, Deliveroo-eating, Airbnb-ing freedom fighters,” she said

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jan/20/liz-truss-the-human-hand-grenade-tories-have-taken-to-their-hearts

    Apparently, she might become Chancellor.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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