Planning application for major extension to accommodate a Coop convenience store Ref. 14/05261/FUL
It was recently made public that a planning application has been submitted by agents of the Coop to build a major extension to the rear of the above shop to facilitate the establishing of a Coop convenience store in Colinton Village.
Colinton Amenity Association is opposed to this proposal because of the negative impact it will have on the existing businesses in the village and thus on the character and viability of Colinton village in the medium to longer term.
CAA is aware that many people in Colinton share this view and might wish to raise objections to this application.
If you are not in favour of this development it is vitally important that you and as many people as possible submit formal objections/comments either in writing to the Planning Department at Market Street or by registering your views electronically through the CEC Planning Portal.
Set out below are a number of grounds on which objections can be made. It is, however, very important that anyone raising an objection does so in their own words as CEC planning department are likely to give less weight to objections which appear to have come from one source than to those raised individually.
The closing date for objections/comments on this application is Friday, 13th March 2015.
Edinburgh City Council have plans to ban traffic from streets around city primary schools, including those in the Colinton area.
The Council are holding a consultation which can be viewed HERE or at https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/school-streets-project-proposed-experimental-traff
The plan has now been updated to correct an error with regards Colinton Primary School
We do not wish to alarm unduly, but the police have reported a spate of targeted house break-ins across the city recently. It is believed that this is being co-ordinated by the same group of criminals. They seem to go for houses that are unlit, with a view to forcing entry, stealing car keys and any easily-snatched valuable items; they then steal the car to make their getaway
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During severe winter weather, the Council will provide regular updates on which roads and pavements we will salt and when. We will also tell you about any school closures, disruption to traffic, help available to vulnerable people, where you can find salt bins and what you can do with your rubbish and recycling if normal services are affected. The Council are also asking residents to come forward as Snow Wardens. See the Read more link to get more information about this.