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Monday, 3 March 2008

Time for a change, but when?

I attended one of the regular briefings with Edinburgh MSPs and MPs today along with councillors from all Parties. The SNP/Libdem administration showed their usual brilliant organisational ineptitude by inviting some folk for 9am and others for 9,30, They want to run a city but can’t even agree on the time for a meeting!

I was fascinated to see in one of the presentation that one of the objectives for Princes Street was for “Upper floors of Princes Street to be “unlocked” for prime residential and hotel space”

Well mercy me, maybe they really are listening to others, they just can’t bring themselves to admit it. The question is, I suppose, are they willing to do what it takes to make sure that happens. I won’t be holding my breath...


Sean McLeod said...

Come on, Ewan.

This plan was devised by officials last year or earlier.

It is not some Labour Genius, as you suggest in the blog.

Ewan said...


It was devised by Trevor Davies when he was planning convener and I developed it to include medium priced housing or even cheaper if it was well planned.

The present administration seem to be going for the wholesale demolition of buildings and big footplate shopping space to cpmepte with Glasgow. This is foolish I think and will not change the dynamic of the street.

We should use our CPO powers and control the change but not destroy the buildings. That's my plan and no-one elses

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