Changing patterns of economic growth and development; social and demographic change, and population growth; and the Scottish Government’s economic strategy are creating significant development and housing pressures in south east Scotland and the Edinburgh city region.
The Committee believes these have profound implications for the nature of Edinburgh as a city and place to live in the future, and for the remaining Green Belt around the city which has already been significantly eroded and devalued.
We believe it is essential that the voice of the Cockburn is heard clearly and loudly on these issues, and the Committee plans to continue to focus on developing for Council’s consideration, a vision and evidence on the future of Edinburgh and its Green Belt.
Is there a future for Edinburgh's Green Belt?
by Duncan Campbell
Convenor, Strategic Planning & Environment Committee, Cockburn Association
Let us know what you think.
profound implications for the nature of Edinburgh as a city and place to live in the future