Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Dates of consultation meetings for Sick Kids site in Sciennes

Yesterday I noted that the Proposal of Application notice had been submitted for the above site.

The dates proposed for the public consultation on the proposals to come forward are as follows:

  • Tuesday 28th November 2017  14:30 - 19:30
  • Wednesday 10th January 2018  14:30 - 19:30
  • Wednesday 7th February 2018  14:30 - 19:30
All are planned to take place in St Catherine's Argyle Church, 61-63 Grange Road, Edinburgh.

Downing, the new owners, were represented at Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council on 27th September 2017.

Subsequently, a Community Focus Group, comprising representatives of the Community Council and the Marchmont & Sciennes Development Trust (the group who attempted a community buy out), and some local residents was formed.  Downing met this group on 10th October and discussed aspirations for the site, the proposed public consultation strategy and how best to engage with the focus group moving forward.  It is Downing's intention to meet with the Community Focus Group following each public event.

There will be further consultation meetings with local ward councillors, Sciennes Primary School, the Mansfield Traquair Trust, Historic Environment Scotland and National Museums of Scotland.

I'll keep you updated with developments as the process goes forward.  

See my post yesterday to links with further background information.  The Downing Group website is here.  You will see they have one other development under way in Edinburgh at Bothwell Street.

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