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To: City of Edinburgh Council Planning Sub-Committee
Save 1 – 6 Canonmills Bridge
Refuse planning permission to demolish the traditional single-storey building at 1 – 6 Canonmills Bridge
Why is this important?
The traditional single-storey building at 1 – 6 Canonmills Bridge has found a place in the hearts of locals and visitors to the area, serving as an attractive and popular hub for social life around a busy junction. The proposed redevelopment would loom, large and awkward, amongst the lovely older properties around the junction and bridge, destroying the harmonious character of the area.
The current structure allows views of a corner turret, the greenery in the valley of the Water of Leith, plenty of sky and an interesting skyline.
The City of Edinburgh Council Guidance on Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas February 2014 states that demolition will only be acceptable in a conservation area if the new development preserves or enhances the area – in the eyes of signatories, this is blatantly not the case in this instance.
WE URGE THE COUNCIL PLANNING SUB-COMMITTEE TO RECOGNISE THE VALUE OF THE EXISTING BUILDING TO THE COMMUNITY AND REFUSE PERMISSION TO DEMOLISH IT.
Note, if permission to demolish is refused, the redevelopment, as approved, will not be able to proceed.