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Edinburgh News April 2002

Construction + Architectural Development in Lothian, Eastern Scotland

Edinburgh Building News in April 15 – 21 2002

Architect of the Year
vote closes 26 Apr
Malcolm Fraser
Karen Pickering
Ric Russell
Paul Stallan

Queen Margaret may head East
Secret talks have been going on for six months in a bid to bring the new campus of the prestigious QMUC to a greenfield site in East Lothian. And a final decision by the college, expected to spend in excess of £50 million on its new ‘home’, is expected next month.

East Lothian News:
DIRLETON: Congratulations and good luck to Dirleton Village Association:
CALA Homes will present their controversial development proposals for the Glebe in Manse Road. Dirleton is one of the most beautiful villages in Scotland with a wealth of historical architecture that has remained unspoiled for generations.

Plans for a multi-purpose 5,000-seater stadium, large housing development and business park, at Barbachlaw to the west of Wallyford, are to go ahead.

The possibility of 3,000 new houses for Tranent shocked community councillors, and a heated exchange took place between the councillors and two representatives of Morrison Homes.

A petition from Aberlady residents has gone to the Scottish Parliament, seeking changes in the law, to penalise councils who flagrantly ignore or misinterpret planning policies.The village conservation society is fighting what they call the ‘suburbanisation of rural Scotland’ following a decision by East Lothian councillors to allow a Cala Homes development of 93 luxury homes in the village.

Apart from headlines on the Scottish Parliament and letter re Leith St bridge little other architectural news around.
Relevant Edinburgh issues covered by Prospect for April/May include the Tun, Granton Waterfront, RIAS Award for Architecture and the VAC [Virtual Architecture Centre with notable mention of this website] with Martin Hulse doing the Comment page. Also mentioned are Dance Base, St Giles Cathedral restoration, Parr Partnership’s East Lothian Schools and Edinburgh Castle Cafe by Jamie Troughton formerly of Troughton Macaslan (now trading as John Macaslan).

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Article in the Scotsman on the Old Town’s loss – and lack of respect for – Closes such as those off Cockburn Street

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