CEC Online Planning for City of Edinburgh Council Planning Submissions
Edinburgh News in August 2003
Construction + Architectural Development in Lothian, Eastern Scotland
Edinburgh Building News in August 2003
CEC Online Planning Unveiled
CEC Planning Submissions are due to go online with the launch today, Friday 29 August: this has radical implications for tracking Edinburgh’s proposed buildings which has always been arduous using texts arranged by ward.
University of Edinburgh Research Facility
Bennetts wins contest for £50m Edinburgh Informatics: Architect Bennetts Associates to be preferred bidder for a research facility at the University of Edinburgh.
Doors Open Day
27 Sep Doors Open Day Edinburgh
Robert Adam – Scottish Architect
New RLS Data Loaded: Project 0620 – Robert Adam
Cadking Design’s “Robert Adam” project comprises 200 full and 138 basic data sets on the 18th century architect, including some unexecuted designs.
The Saline Sitooterie, Fife
The Saline Sitooterie evolved from a study commissioned by Fife Council Development Services into the regeneration of several sites in West Fife.
Chance for Progress
The flagship private finance deal to modernise education in Edinburgh is on the brink of collapse.
Police on the look-out
Lothian and Borders Police are considering abandoning their HQ for a new purpose-built base.
Public Inquiry Treatment
Heritage groups are to demand that Scottish ministers launch a public inquiry into the £400m redevelopment of the old Edinburgh Royal Infirmary site.
The Architectural Map of inner Edinburgh was commissioned by the Scottish Executive at a cost of around £5000. Published by the Lighthouse & the RCAHMS, 3000 of the maps are being distributed across the city following its official launch today.
Affordable Housing – Location
Scottish Ministers have been urged to embark on a major review of their strategy for providing affordable housing.
A row has broken out over plans to erect a giant banner on the side of one of Edinburgh’s best-known buildings. National Museums of Scotland chiefs want to install the six-metre-long blue advertising banner on the rotunda of its award-winning landmark Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street.
see also 04.08.03 entry
& 22.07.03 + 17.07.03 jul news
Campbell & Arnott Architects’ 1964 estate in Haddington
added to Tours
Meeting of Minds
RFAC evenings – last one was on Thu 21 Aug
to coincide with Festival Exhibition, ‘Common Place’, from Lighthouse on Tour
RFAC, Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate
Clutching at Straws?
photograph © Adrian Welch
Paul Nolan has suggested the Scottish Enterprise develop a tourist route from Leith to Craigmillar Castle.
Many of us in Craigmillar believe the White House has historic architectural merit worth preserving. The building would make a fine community centre and should be donated to the community by the brewers who own it – after all, they’ve made a fortune out of us for over half a century!
Community leader Paul Nolan is clutching at straws by suggesting the White House pub in Craigmillar could become a tourist sight (News, August 7). The best thing for it is demolition.
special Craigmillar feature incl. the new royal infirmary
photograph © Adrian Welch
The Cockburn Association has criticised building height restrictions imposed by city officials on the Cowgate site, which was devastated by the Old Town blaze in December.
Playfair Project Phase One
opened 6 Aug – Playfair Project reviewed in BD 22.08.03
RFACS in new row
The Royal Fine Art Commission Scotland (RFACS) claims the re-design of the entrance hall in the award-winning Museum of Scotland building in Chambers Street resembles a “supermarket or airport”. The RFACS, which has demanded a top-level meeting with museum bosses, has labelled the re-model of the entrance hall “insensitive” and claim the changes spoil the city gem.
Your Place or Mine?
The Scottish Executive’s white paper on the planning system – Your Place, Your Plan – unveiled. The Scottish Building Regs are under review: The Scottish Executive’s Communities Minister, Margaret Curran, has launched a three-month public consultation exercise on building regulations in Scotland.
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