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.
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CEC has now accepted LCC's suggestion for relocationg the proposed nursery school in the grounds of Longstone Primary School (on the site of two temporary units at the east end of the site). The revised scheme is on the Planning Portal (16/01454/FUL) with documents from 4 June.
However, LCC is still not satisfied with the revised proposals and has submitted a new objection to it. See our objection on this link.
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 was to be determined at a meeting on 25 May 2016, but has been delayed to allow a site visit at 1015 on Wed 1 June. A decision was to be made on 8 June, but instead it was continued for reason unknown. A revised proposal has now been submitted--details on the Planning Portal. The Blue Goose is now closed.
Craiglockhart Community Council, which objects to the proposal, will discuss the matter at their meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 26 July in Craiglockhart Church. LCC intends to be represented. The Blue Goose site in in their area.
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. But the petition was last year and is now OOD.
Close your street for play events
Do you want to arrange a street closure for a children’s play event in your street? Playing Out is a pilot scheme that runs from July to October 2016 that lets you close your street for free.
For more information on Playing Out contact
Residents are reminded to update their registration details ahead of the City Council elections in May 2017. You can do this online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
Being on the register has other benefits such as improving your credit rating, supporting background checks such as Disclosure Scotland and helping in applying for benefits.