I won a vote today at a council committee! Such a rare event that I ought to celebrate.
I was speaking on behalf of the residents of Craigentinny Grove at Development Management sub committee, objecting to a development that was clearly too big for the site yet in itself was too small to be the house it purported to be. In fact the proposal was described as a “Studio bungalow” by the officers!
They and the convener of planning Jim Lowrie proposed granting the application but I managed to persuade most of the committee to throw it out on grounds of lack of parking, overcrowding and overshadowing using the huge amounts of helpful and detailed information the neighbours had given me. Of course its not over now as there may be appeals and because of previous mistakes, the house is already nearly built, so though this is a battle won, the war is not over.
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