Please do this
Please Do This
You can help, even if you don't live in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is like my home, it's the place I've asked to be taken back to should I die suddenly, it's where I've left my heart, and Old Town, the Royal Mile, is one of my favourite places there. I can't describe it to you, what it's like to walk down the street there and just soak up the history and the importance of it.
And they want to tear parts of it down.
It will take only a few minutes of your time to voice an objection to this historic area being torn down, and I ask, sincerely, that you find the time.
The deadline for voicing objections to 'Caltongate' has been extended (pdf, bottom of page 4) to the 8th of June.
Caltongateis the proposed "bold and contemporary" new development which involvesdemolishing parts of the Old Town, including tenements and listedbuildings. Please click here to find out what we stand to lose.
If the council are allowed to get away with this who knows what they'll sell off next.
Thenew development will include a 7 storey hotel, offices, almost 200flats and 100 serviced apartments, a conference centre complete with afour storey bridge and a large new public square, and not only won't bein keeping with it's surroundings but will destroy part of Edinburgh'shistory. Once it's gone we can't get it back. We may lose our WorldHeritage status.
The Grade A-listed Haymarket Station and Ryries Bar are set to be demolished to make way for a bigger train station, flats and offices.