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Local policing: Costa Coffee drop-ins and more

Community Council News
PC Smith & Sgt Watt at MurrayfieldCC meeting 14 January 2020

We were delighted to welcome the ever helpful PC Paula Smith, and special visitor Sgt Sandra Watt, to our meeting. Sgt Watt was there to discuss how Police Scotland might improve its communications with Murrayfield Community Council. According to the minutes of the meeting: 

"3.2 Sgt Sandra Watt told the meeting that she is the CPT sergeant for the area stretching from Queensferry and Ratho to Corstorphine and Murrayfield. Future initiatives will be:-

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37 Corstorphine Road plans refused: flood risk / climate change

Community Council News
37 Corstorphine Road development site. (c) John Yellowlees

The Scottish Government Reporter accepted the quality, scale and density of the design, its impact on adjacent conservation areas and buildings, parking provision, lack of affordable housing, and effect on natural heritage. But flood risk and the overlooking of one property resulted in the developer's appeal being dismissed against the 2016 Edinburgh Local Development Plan. The planned development was for demolition of existing house, erection of new building to form residential apartments (20 apartments) with

Planters reinstated

Community Council News
Old Coltbridge planters (c) John Yellowlees

MCC are pleased that the City Council has reinstated the four planters on the Old Colt Bridge following their temporary removal to accommodate the controversial sale of Christmas trees at this location during December.

Transport for people with mobility issues

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Image of handicabs flyer

See useful downloads below for Handicab's flyers. According to Fundraising Officer laura.kearney@handicabs.org.uk:

"HcL Transport has been providing these services for 36 years now. We provide over 80,000 passenger journeys to people with mobility issues. That is an average of 1,600 passengers a week. Edinburgh accounts for 53% of these journeys. Our services are:

Dial-A-Ride provides a door-through-door transport service for people with limited mobility who are unable to use ordinary buses and/or suffering

37 Corstorphine Road planning appeal expected decision 21 January 2020

Community Council News
Photo of 37 Corstorphine Road site (c) John Yellowlees

According to the minutes of 5 November 2019 (quoted here):

"37 Corstorphine Road – [J. Forbes] and J McDonaugh, as a near neighbour, had attended the site meeting with the Reporter [for the appeal of the application that was refused in August for demolition of existing house, erection of new building to form residential apartments with associated car parking and landscaping]. [...] The Reporter had also visited 39 and 8 Corstorphine Road. The outcome of