Proposed Development in the area
Fully enclosed within the Flower Colonies Area, bordered by the tenements of Primrose, Violet and Laurel Terraces, 3-37 Slateford Road, and the railway path behind Harrison Gardens, is the site of the old biscuit factory.
The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) sold the site to the developers AMA who commissioned the architectural practice Oberlanders to draw up plans for development. The architects have designed a set of buildings to support the developer's business model and the city's need for accommodation, and these have entered planning application.
11th of August 2010: The planning application was unanimously rejected today by the City's planning committee. The Flower colonies residents association is happy to announce that the City's planning commission took the decision based on almost all the grounds the committee objected to. The councillors mentioned that they were impressed by the community's measured approach and our contra-plan, and took into account the flower colonies' valuable social heritage. For more information please see our blog and what the media had to say: The Scotsman and the Guardian Edinburgh Local News.
17th of March 2010: New plans have been submitted to the council, for details see here: 1 Slateford Road, Planning Application. For more and updated information please follow the blog.