Ian Murray MP Working Hard for Edinburgh South
Cameron Toll – the owners of Cameron Toll Shopping Centre are consulting on a proposed development of their site. They already have planning permission for a cinema but are consulting on a hotel and residential units. More details can be viewed here: http://www.camerontoll.co.uk/home/consultation/
The Cameron Toll site is a very inefficient use of urban space – a large single story shopping centre surrounded by 1,000 car parking spaces. So whilst attempts to redevelop are to be welcomed in principle I know that many residents will have concerns about the size and scale of what is being proposed.
I have written to residents to alert them to the proposals and will be in touch again when a formal planning application is submitted.
5 Winton Drive – Developers are proposing to build a large care home in a quiet residential area. The proposals are completely out of character with the surrounding area and I will be working with Councillor Scott Arthur to oppose them when a formal planning application is submitted. You can find more information on Councillor Arthur’s blog: https://drscottarthur.scot/2021/12/12/proposed-northcare-ltd-care-home-at-5-winton-loan/
The Wisp – I recently met developers to discuss their proposals for part of the old Edmonstone Estate. This is just outside my constituency but the development will have an impact on constituents. Of course, congestion is a big issue already in the south of the city and I will be keen to make sure any new development mitigates this as far as possible.
Midmar – Friends of Midmar Paddock have reported that developers Northcare have purchased the paddock site and are planning to build two residences (for the developers) and a large care home, with the remainder of the site being handed to the community.
I can assure residents that I oppose all development on this well used greenspace which provides access to Blackford Hill. I share residents’ frustration that constant planning applications need to be fended off. The City Plan 2030, currently making its way through the Council does give the paddock protections but we need more long term certainty on the status of the paddock.