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East Princes Street Gardens - a Christmas anomaly
membershipPostOctober 30, 2019, 10:34
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The Cockburn Association's views on the construction (without planning permission) of the huge Christmas market over the grass area :

http://www.cockburnassociation.org.uk/blog/84/41/Christmas-Anomaly-Continued/

As a result of the significant concerns raised about the erection of the space deck in East Princes Street Gardens, CEC Officials published a briefing note to Councillors yesterday evening. This has not been sent to the Cockburn directly, but was shared online by Councillor Scott Arthur, who we thank for making this public. Dr Arthur said “It’s frankly unbelievable that Underbelly can find the time to design and procure the colossal structure we see in East Princes Street Gardens, but are too busy to submit a simple planning application. The Council should take this loss of public amenity for private gain seriously.”

The Briefing Note suggests that such a vast structure was needed to deliver the Christmas Market in the context of the Scottish National Gallery and its associated landscaping, which is still under construction. Underbelly proposed the scaffold structure to protect the new landscaping in the gardens, significantly increase circulation space after concerns from previous years, and create a deliverable layout. A related, but secondary benefit, would be an increase in accessibility, although that isn’t quantified."

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It just gets worse :

https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/anger-after-memorial-benches-discarded-17171801

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