We have received this from Merchiston Community Council

16 January 2008,
Dear Neighbour,

As you may be aware, a planning application has recently been lodged in respect of the corner site at Newbattle Terrace/Whitehouse Loan, to build 14 residential units of various designs in place of the derelict cottages.

The reference number is 07/05169/FUL and it can be viewed on the City Council’s website :


Since this would be a major new development for our neighbourhood, we have invited the architect, Nick Saunders of CDA, to come along and meet local residents with a view to answering any questions they might have. He will of course bring the drawings with him.

This Q & A session will take place between 6.00 and 6.30pm on Tuesday 22 January, in the Eric Liddell Centre at Holy Corner ie immediately before Merchiston Community Council’s regular monthly meeting - to which you are also cordially invited!

If you cannot come on the 22nd but have any questions about the proposal, please feel free to phone Mr Saunders on 225 1111.

Merchiston Community Council will be submitting a response to the application based on what we believe local residents think, and we should therefore be grateful to hear your views - and to have a copy of any comments you submit to the Planning Department.

Yours sincerely,

Bridget M. Stevens


Merchiston Community Council