Gorgie Dalry Community Council have been quoted in an article written by David McLean in the Edinburgh Evening News about the proposal of application (PAN) submitted to redevelop the former Tynecastle High School site to into a new student residential development.
Mathew Reilly, planning officer at Gorgie Dalry Community Council, voiced concerns at the growing number of student residentials in the Gorgie area. He said:
“We discussed the PAN at our March meeting with some local residents and our local Councillors. From these discussions and comments in response to our circulation of the PAN, it is clear that residents feel that there is an over-provision of student residentials in Gorgie/Dalry and surrounding areas, and would prefer that any development of the site prioritise affordable housing.
“While at this stage we have no detailed plans to discuss from the PAN, we will be inviting the developers to one of our upcoming meetings for them to provide more information for us and for residents to raise any questions or comments directly to the developers.
“It is crucial that this planning process genuinely listens to residents’ concerns about large student residential developments in our community.”
GDCC advertised the PAN to residents in March, as per our statutory duties: Planning Update: Proposal of Application Notice for Former Tynecastle High School, Mcleod Street