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March 20 2009

Ratho station plan panned
Edinburgh Council officials are set to block plans for Premier Property Group’s £40m Ratho Station development.

It is understood that planners are unhappy with the loss of greenbelt land and the encroachment of part of the site upon land earmarked for redevelopment of the Royal Highland Showground, set aside for an overspill car park.

PPG had hoped to double the size of Ratho Station and construct 200 new homes, a care home, community centre and extension to Hillwood Primary School.

Unusually refusal comes against a background of some support from the local community with residents keen for an influx of younger blood, improved transport links and upgraded amenity.

There is consternation locally that these benefits have been discounted for the longer term ambition of the Showground, thought unlikely to happen in the near term.

1 Comment

linda wilson
#1 Posted by linda wilson on 12 Aug 2010 at 21:50 PM
i have lived in ratho station all my live 54yrs we have always had nothing now we just get industrial units we are just in the way now edinburgh council hardly knows we exist . our school is suffering the whole community is suffering. the highland show has 1 busy event and we are penalty we are affected by increase traffic people parking in the village because they will not pay for parking signed forgotten village

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