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Holyrood deliberates over Portobello High School replacement

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January 9 2014

Holyrood deliberates over Portobello High School replacement
MSPs are to consider controversial plans to erect a replacement Portobello High School within a popular Edinburgh park later today.

Opponents successfully blocked the JM Architects designed scheme in 2012 a loss of green space but if the private bill is approved Edinburgh City Council will finally be able to proceed.

The £41m school has been in planning for over a decade and will replace a dilapidated 1960’s facility elsewhere in the city.

Campaigners argued that the park was common good land, automatically precluding any development, but it could yet gain the go-ahead if approved on appeal.

Portobello is currently the city’s largest school and would boast a 25m pool and all-weather sports pitches if completed.

1 Comment

CADMonkey
#1 Posted by CADMonkey on 10 Jan 2014 at 13:26 PM
If it is true that the existing school is to be demolished and the site redeveloped as a replacement public park then this seems like a no brainer. But....is it true?

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