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NEW PLANS SUBMITTED! NEW COMMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 3 MARCH!

10 February 2017

PLEASE, if you commented before, do so again. Visit the ACTION PAGE to remind yourself how to do it. Thank you.

It would seem to any onlooker that the Council has pre-empted the likely Development Management Sub-Committee decision by secretly telling the developer, Chamberlain Bell, that their pl…

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2017: Comiston Farmhouse - NEW THREAT for the New year

11 January 2017

Chamberlain Bell, the developer, has asked the "Housing Revenue Account" dept of the Council to sell to them a small triangle of land located between the wall of the Farmhouse and the road (see mock-up below). This is peculiar behaviour of the Council; early in the sale process Chamberlain Bell aske…

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CEC Planning Portal down for 6 days, now up again.

30 June 2016

ANOTHER UPDATE: Deadline extended to 11 July 2016. 

UPDATE, late on Sunday 3 July 2016: It's been down again over the weekend... keep an eye on it, or use email to object (see Action page).

CEC's Planning Portal (and a host of other Council I.T. services) have been unavailable for 6 days. Toni…

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Demolition Company climb garden wall of Comiston Farmhouse

21 June 2016

Photos of Forth Demolition staff climbing into the garden of Comiston Farmhouse today (apparently without the knowledge of the Council Estates Officer (so that would probably be called trespass)); I guess he'd have given them a key if they'd asked. Seems a large waste of time considering CEC still o…

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Preferred Bidder Advertising Before Planning Permission Granted or They Own the Land

19 June 2016

Preferred Bidder Chamberlain Bell are advertising the flats on their company website before they own the land and before planning permission has been granted. It makes one wonder what has taken place between Chamberlain Bell and CEC to make the granting of planning permission so certain... (If CB ha…

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Evening News Publishes Comiston Farmhouse Story

17 June 2016

Read the the Evening News reporter Alistair Grant's article about Comiston Farmhouse. There's a "Comment" facility on that page if you wish to add anything (though you will need to register first).

 

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"Before & After" views of the proposed development.

12 June 2016

Several mock-up photos showing "before & after" views have been posted on the website (Home Page). They demonstrate clearly how dangerous the road junction would be and how inappropriate a development of this type would be for this area. Do take a look.

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Planning Application

16 April 2016

The Planning Application is published. Deadline for comments is Friday 1 July 2016. Case Reference  Number: 16/02397/FUL. Case Reference officer is James Allanson. Click HERE to go to the application on CEC's Planning Portal. Look at our "Action" page for help.

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Ideas and other contributions please

9 April 2016

Please use the "Comment" feature to contribute any ideas here.

Ideas: We have quite a few but have not had time to list them yet, since the most urgent action is the effort to have the farmhouse listed.

Photographs: We have taken our own photographs lately... but do you have any historic pictures?…

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URGENT: "Listing" could prevent demolition.

9 April 2016

UPDATE, 1 JUNE 2016: Historic Environment Scotland have publish their decision NOT to grant Comiston Farmhouse "Listed" status [Link to documentation about the decision].

If the farmhouse can be "listed" by Historic Scotland before a Planning Application is lodged, this would likely prevent its de…

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