Inquiry into Edinburgh brownfield development

Inquiry into Edinburgh brownfield development 




A public inquiry will begin on May 9 into plans for a shopping arcade and offices on one of Edinburgh’s last city centre gap sites.


The city council backed the scheme for the former Morrison Street good yard last year, but the proposal was referred to the Scottish Executive because of the involvement of the council-owned EDI development company and a large number of objections.


Under the proposals, offices, shops, bars and cafes would line a public arcade and square.


About 5000 jobs would be created on completion, according to the developers.


The size of the complex was reduced after an initial application was rejected by councillors.


But local residents and the Cockburn Association remain unhappy at the scale of the development, which would form a western gateway to the city centre.


Source: Planning Resource magazine