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Walled Garden planning application withdrawn

NECN Contributor1 25th November 2014 Local News Comments Off on Walled Garden planning application withdrawn

Friends of Granton Castle Garden are delighted that the planning application has been withdrawn. 

A spokesperson for the group said “It has taken over a year to finally get the amazing news, that planning permission to demolish listed structures and build seventeen luxury townhouses in the Historic Garden, has now been withdrawn.”

“‘Our Friends Group’ members met with the development company, a few weeks ago to propose community led restoration and productive use of the walled garden.

“We hope that EDI Group ltd’s board members will now hear the voices of hundreds of community members & recognise the value of this fertile ‘secret’ garden to local people.

The Oldest Walled Garden in Edinburgh deserves a chance to survive.

  • Tree Preservation Orders have been applied for, to protect the remaining Victorian apple trees
  • Historic Scotland and other suitably qualified conservation organisations have been contacted to advise on restoration work needed and costs
  • New access track idea, to allow community members to restore and work in the garden without disturbing nearby residents.

What next for Friends of Granton Castle Walled Garden?

November has been a very busy month for the Friends Group, productive meetings and new members adding their energy and enthusiasm to help save this walled garden.

A ‘timeline’ of our community campaign was put together to help everyone understand the story – Friends of Granton Castle Walled Garden Campaign timeline

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