11th June 2013 Cammo Residents Association issues a Press Release.
CRA committee member responsible for PR, Sally Chalmers, to-
To view this Release …. Click here.
15th June This story was run by the Edinburgh Evening News and the page may be viewed by clicking HERE.
19th June. The story was run again in the Evening News, albeit with a slightly different take and a rather inappropriate photograph (given the story headline!). Click here to view
25th June 2013 CRA Response to ECC comments on
Edinburgh Evening News story of 19th June
Addressed to Edinburgh Evening News -
Edinburgh City Council’s complacent responses in the Edinburgh Evening News to residents’ legitimate concerns about gridlock at the Barnton junction and lack of consultation with local communities (Edinburgh Evening News, 15 June 2013 “Residents fear gridlock if housing gets go-
Our concerns are prompted by Local Development Plan proposals for some 700 houses at the Barnton end of the Maybury Road.
Your articles quote a Council spokeswoman stating that they believe their transport actions are adequate and that there has been extensive consultation. We dispute both of these.
The Council has not offered any detailed transport modeling nor any independent technical advice in relation to road and junction capacity nor road safety audits.
Their transport appraisal was carried out some 3 years ago.
The proposals also contravene current government policy in several areas, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing accessibility by foot, cycle and public transport.
We have no confidence in the Council’s analysis.
On the assertion that there has been extensive consultation I would point out that the Cammo fields site’s designation was changed from “alternative” to “proposed” after the 2010 plan came out, reducing the opportunity for interested communities to submit their views.
The City Council needs to provide more detail, back up their proposals, stop serving developers’ profit margins and fully engage with the local people they are elected or employed to represent.
Cammo Residents Association