Portobello Community Council

Portobello Town Centre ‘Vision’ Report and Recommendations

Posted on: February 25th, 2017

As part of efforts to create a ‘vision’ for Portobello Town Centre, City of Edinburgh Council Planners have published the attached report and recommendations. The vision for Portobello is to create and promote: a place with an active public street life with a quality public realm that is comfortable for all users and thereby would […]

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Permission Granted for Bouncy Castle, Refused for Bungee Trampoline, Children’s Roundabout and Refreshment Stall – Straiton Park, Summer 2017

Posted on: February 9th, 2017

Permission Granted for Inflatable Play Area, Refused for Bungee Trampoline, Children’s Roundabout and Refreshment Stance in Straiton Park, Summer 2017.   Following our recent correspondence regarding Mr Reid’s application we have been in further discussions with the applicant and local stakeholders.  The arrangements offered have been amended and are as follows:   The inflatable play […]

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Community Council Response Re George Demolition Plans (REF: 16/06447/FUL & 16/06449/LBC )

Posted on: February 8th, 2017

REF: 16/06447/FUL & 16/06449/LBC Portobello Community Council objects to the above applications concerning 14 Bath Street, Portobello. The new owners and the agent for the application attended our meeting on November 28th last year asking for feedback on their new proposals for re-development. To that end we ran a short consultation to gather the views […]

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Community Council Response Re Baileyfield South Planning Application (16/05898/FUL)

Posted on: February 8th, 2017

Planning Application: 16/05898/FUL Please find our following comments on the above application. To ascertain local views on the proposals we undertook an extensive survey and the results of that are attached in a separate document. We would wish these comments and views of the community to be considered in detail in relation to the assessment of […]

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Results of Portobello Playpark Cash Survey

Posted on: January 26th, 2017

City of Edinburgh Council Parks Dept asked for feedback from the community on how to spend £35,000 allocated to one of Portobello’s playparks. Respondents were asked to indicate their preference for one of the following:  Replacement equipment for Towerbank Playpark (known as the Fishy Park); Additional equipment including an accessible swing for wheelchair users at […]

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Revised Plans To Demolish 14 Bath Street (Listed Former Cinema)

Posted on: January 24th, 2017

The owners of 14 Bath Street – the former bingo hall and George Cinema – have now submitted revised proposals to demolish the majority of the building and create a residential block of 20 units, parking and related landscaping. The proposals include:-  demolition of the majority of the building  retention of the original art deco facade where […]

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Public Feedback Re Lease of Straiton Place Park for Bouncy Castle, Bungee Trampoline, Roundabout and Refreshment Stall

Posted on: January 24th, 2017

City of Edinburgh Council Parks Dept requested public feedback on the proposed lease of part of Straiton Place Park for a bouncy castle, bungee trampoline, roundabout and refreshment stall for the period March to October . People were asked to indicate their preference regarding the overall proposal, the length of lease and the proposed community benefit […]

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Portobello Town Centre Survey – Responses

Posted on: January 11th, 2017

  The following is a summary of responses to questions posed as part of a consultation exercise on Portobello High Street conducted by Portobello Community Council in conjunction with City of Edinburgh Council Planning Department.   Planners wanted to hear views on the shops and services on offer and the street and public spaces.   […]

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Help Shape the Future – North East Locality Improvement Plan

Posted on: December 2nd, 2016

  Work is now well underway in shaping the new 2017 – 2022 Locality Improvement Plan for North East Edinburgh and it’s important that you can tell us what you think needs to happen in the next 5 years. We are focussing on the themes of Place; Health & Wellbeing; Community Safety; Children, young people […]

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Revised Proposals For 14 Bath Street (Former Bingo Hall and George Cinema)

Posted on: December 1st, 2016

The owners of 14 Bath Street – the former bingo hall and George Cinema – would like some quick feedback from the community on revised proposals to convert the building to a residential block of 20 units, parking and related landscaping. The proposals include:-  demolition of the majority of the building  retention of the original […]

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