Comiston Farmhouse... Securing the Future

Planning refusal leaves CFH in Council hands... what next?

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News as at Feb 2018:

In the autumn of 2017 Edinburgh Council asked a Registered Social Landlord (RSL) to assess the site and to draw up plans for development (with retention of the farmhouse) for purposes suitable for an RSL (social housing or affordable housing). Residents have been consulted and shown draft plans, and will be consulted again when the RSL has completed investigations on how suitable their plans would be in terms of profitability for themselves and as regards planning and road construction regulations. If the plans prove feasible for the RSL, and consultation(s) with residents indicate acceptability, the property could then be handed over to the RSL. 

(For history of the farmhouse see "Farmhouse History". 
For history of the planning and appeals process see "Website Archive".)

Comiston FarmHouse Today... 

150 years old, in perfect condition, boarded up and peaceful...

The general consensus among residents is that the house should be retained, along with the 2 cedar and 3 lime trees (now protected by TPOs) with, if necessary, some appropriate and sensitive development approved as well.

An Interesting Old-and-New Side-by-Side View

The l.h.s. is the Ordnance Survey 1:1,250 (1944-1963) Edinburgh map. Click THIS LINK to take you to the site, and there you can change the l.h.s. map to various other maps to see what the plot looked like at different times in the past.

Where is it?