Local Liberal Democrats opposed the first Cammo development. We think it would be madness to turn over more local greenbelt land for even more housing at this location. Additional housing should be focused on the many brownfield sites sitting empty or unused.
Edinburgh Council will have to agree a new local development plan later this year. This will decide what areas are kept protected in the greenbelt and what areas are released for more homes.
We think it is critical this area at Cammo is kept in the greenbelt. Please sign OUR PETITION today to add your support to our campaign.
The Scottish Government has announced that, from Monday 2 November, the whole of Edinburgh (including Queensferry and Kirkliston) will be placed into the Tier 3 COVID protection level.
So what does this mean?
– no in-home socialising. – only meeting 6 people from up to 2 households outdoors.
– no non-essential travel into or out of the City of Edinburgh area except for essential travel for work, education, shopping health etc; outdoor exercise; weddings and funerals; shared parenting. – non-essential use of public transport should be avoided.
– all shops can remain open as normal but face-masks must be worn.
– cafes and restaurants must close at 6pm and seating and drinking must be at tables. – takeaways are permitted for alcohol and food.
– hairdressers, libraries, churches and other places of worship (restricted numbers) can remain open.
– nurseries and schools remain open. – informal childcare is still permitted in line with household/numbers restrictions.
– indoor gyms stay open but for individual exercise only (exemption for under 18s)
– people who are shielding should limit meeting people outside your their household and avoid indoor public spaces.
We know the spread of Coronavirus is causing difficulty and concern. Equally, from Queensferry to Muirhouse and from Kirkliston to Cramond, we’ve been blown away by the local community spirit and the willingness of local people to help where they can.
As your local representatives, we want to make sure vulnerable people in get the help they need. This could be help with groceries, getting a prescription or posting urgent mail.
It is why we are working together to match people who need help with others willing and able to volunteer.This scheme covers Queensferry, Kirkliston, Cramond, Davidson’s Mains, Ratho Station, Newbridge, Muirhouse and Gogar.
We want to hear from people who may need assistance over the coming weeks as well as people who can volunteer locally.
If you think you might need help or know of someone who does, please complete our online form here.
We also want to highlight local Facebook pages set up for Kirkliston and for Queensferry to help coordinate help locally and provide information and ideas on services that you can get direct to your door.
Please do let us know if there are others ways we can help. Equally if you’d just appreciate a call from one of us to talk through any issues and to help with any questions, please let us know by replying to this email.
With best wishes,
Cllr Kevin Lang Cllr Louise Young Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP Christine Jardine MP
PS – Please remember to always follow the latest government advice to help control the spread of the virus.
For the last few months, we have been running a survey for residents on the Miller Homes proposals for 2,000 more homes in Kirkliston.
The plans cover land to the east of the village along both sides of Burnshot Road. There is currently no specific planning application and any final plan would need permission from the Council to proceed.
Edinburgh Council has now published a draft plan, setting out options on how the city could grow and develop by 2030.
This is important for Kirkliston as it does, for the first time, include the option of taking the land to the east of village out of the greenbelt. This would then allow the kind of 2,000 home development (doubling the size of the village) suggested recently by Miller Homes.
This document will go before the planning committee next week before a public consultation.
It’s important to say that this is just one option in the paper. There is another option which would see development focused only on brownfield sites nearer the city centre.
We need to see what the committee does with the draft plan next week. However, presuming the paper and the options goes out to public consultation then it will be vital for local people in Kirkliston to make their views known.
We’ll make sure to post more details once the consultation is live.
Meanwhile, you can read the whole report here (pages 39, 45-47 are most relevant).