Welcome to the website of Longstone Community Council
We represent the 4000 or so residents of most of the parish of Slateford/Longstone, which includes, not just Longstone, but Redhall, Slateford, Kingsknowe and the area around Dovecot Park south of Lanark Road to the river (see plan on the ABOUT US page).
This page will show the latest news and activities. For older news go to our NEWS page.
To get this website free we have to tolerate advertisements.
The Planning Dept has recommended refusal of the application (15/05401/FUL) to build 247 student flats on the sites of The Blue Goose and Westside Motors in Slateford. It will be determined at a meeting on 25 May 2016.
LCC has made a strong objection to the location and design of the nursery school which CEC proposes to construct in the playground of Longstone Primary School. We think it is in the wrong location and that the design is out of character with both the existing School and Redhall School. Our argument can be seen via this link.
If you have views on this matter, go to the City's Planning Portal via this link, and enter this reference: 16/01454/FUL. That will bring up the full details of the planning application and where there is an option to 'Make a public comment', the deadline for which is 19 April. If you agree wth LCC's objection, please say so.
We would welcome your support.
The Redhall Tenants and Residents Group has called for a one-way system at the top of Redhall Drive. See this link to their petition to CEC.
Warning of aircraft noise
On Sundays during May, we may suffer aircraft noise between 2315 on Saturdays and 0500 on Sundays due to aircraft using the airport's secondary runway. This will be due to maintenenace work on the main runway.