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Saving Redhall House

Green councillor Gavin Corbett spoke at today’s planning committee hearing which backed fellow Green councillor Nigel Bagshaw in rejecting plans to build 8 mews…

A circular economy

Rediscovering skills in reuse and repair will be good for Edinburgh’s economy, says Gavin Corbett. Almost everyone I speak to bemoans the amount of…

A capital for people

WE must reassess the vision we have for this city and not alienate residents in favour of developers, says Alison Johnstone.  Local activists protesting…

Let’s play outside!

Increased opportunity for outdoor play needs to be a priority in practice, not just in principle, argues Cllr Melanie Main. If there is one…

Homes for the future

Alison Johnstone calls on government, local and national, to stand up for a homes programme which meets housing need, not developer greed. Edinburgh needs…

Action on flytipping

On my way back home the other day, I passed a pile of abandoned furniture. Wardrobes, drawers, sideboards and sofas had all been dumped…

New Meadowbank

Green MSP Alison Johnstone welcomes progress towards a new Meadowbank stadium. Meadowbank stadium has been a second home to me.  From hazy memories of…

Planning democracy

A dose of democracy in the planning system is long overdue, says Alison Johnstone Back in August 2015 the City of Edinburgh’s planning committee…