So the hugely controversial plans for the Old Town of Edinburgh, known by most people as Caltongate went through planning yesterday. You can read comments from others here and here and here.
It’s a huge achievement and whilst it may not be to everyones taste aesthetically, (I won’t say I liked it all myself), but what it will do will be to revitalise a part of Edinburgh that was in danger of missing out on the huge growth and prosperity of the City.
What is interesting is that whilst the Lib Dems actually got it right for once, my mole tells me that this issue exacerbated the splits in the SNP, especially between the populists and those who know that some decisions are not popular but need to be taken. I hear that heavy lobbying and raised voices were the order of the day.
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