Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Curriehill School site
At today's meeting of the Council's Finance and Resources Committee the decsion was taken to sell Curriehill School site to a developer for a "retail foodstore", a supermarket to you and me, albeit probably a relatively small one at around 20,000 sq ft.
The report can be read on this link
http://cpol.edinburgh.gov.uk/getdoc_ext.asp?DocId=142884 . I moved that a final decision be delayed so that we could get a report on the possible impact on existing retail/shops in the area. Unfortunately, I lost the vote and the sale was approved. The issue of impact on the local community will now be assessed through the planning process and we shall have to carefully monitor this to ensure we can get the best deal possible for Currie.
Posted by Ricky Henderson at 13:38