Proposal to redevelop at the former Powderhall Waste Transfer Station

Closed 11 Mar 2020

Opened 23 Jun 2018

Results updated 15 Aug 2018

Summaries of the feedback received from the two days of 'Tell us About Powderhall' public consulatation events that took place in June

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Overview

A Proposal of Application Notice (Reference 19/04682/PAN) was lodged on the 4th October 2019 to carry out statutory public consultations following the approval of the Place Brief. The Council held the first consultation PAN event to help develop proposals for the site on the 23rd and 24th October. This is the first event that the Council will run over a three month period which will help inform subsequent planning applications. If you missed this event you can view the materials that were presented as well as answer the surveys below. Please respond by sending the survey responses to powderhall@edinburgh.gov.uk before 15th November 2019.

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Former Bowling Green Survey;

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Bowling Green Amenity Space Survey

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Former Waste Transfer Station Site Survey

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Thanks to those who have already been involved in the consultations that have been taking place at Powderhall. We have received lots of constructive feedback which was used to inform the Place brief that went to Planning Committee on the 12th December. You can view the committee discussion by clicking the link below;

https://edinburgh.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/393243

Powderhall Place Brief is Item 7.1. The consultation report is available for you to observe.

Further consultations are due to take place regarding the use of the former bowling greens. The previous event took take place on the 14th March 2019 between 5-7pm at Broughton Primary School. Following the collection and interpretation of all the information gathered from consultees, a proposal for the site will be presented later in the year (expected before schools close for summer recess).

The latest Boards from the previous consultation event in 14th March (including all other consultation boards used in Place Brief)  can be viewed below;

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About Powderhall

Powderhall Waste Transfer Station stopped full operation in 2016. On 23 March 2017, the Finance and Resources Committee approved the sale of the Depot to the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) for housing-led redevelopment. It is expected that demolitions and decontamination of the site will take up to 52 weeks (beginning Autumn 2018), depending on the level of work that is required to prepare the site for future use. In the meantime, a security alarm system (motion detection devices) has been installed to secure the site in interest of public safety. Site investigations have been carried out to find out more about the land conditions and potentially necessary decontamination work that will be required.

The Council have been hosting a number of consultation events to allow the public, local interest groups and stakeholders express their ideas about the area and its redevelopment. More consultations will take place in the future.

Why we are consulting

Early discussions with Planning have led to the decision to prepare a Place Brief for the area, in full consultation with local residents and stakeholders. These extensive and longer Consultations will follow the Scottish Government Place standard and are designed to form what is known as a Place brief which is non statutory guidance that should enable a broader and more informed final design of the redevelopment.

The Place Brief shall be based on Scottish Government Placemaking Policies and will consider the following opportunities for the Powderhall site;

Housing – provision of affordable and mixed tenure housing

Existing stable building – creation of a hub providing flexible workspaces and community space

Education -  opportunity to create a new nursery school nearby the existing on primary school

Green space – opportunity to enhance and improve green spaces

This programme of non-statutory consultation will continue from now through to October 2018, culminating in the preparation of a Place Brief that will set agreed uses and design parameters for the development. Additional statutory consultation will follow in 2019 as part of the formal planning process.

Click here for information from the 'Tell us about Powderhall' consultation event

Events

  • Tell us about Powderhall - McDonald Road Library (Nelson Hall)

    From 26 Jun 2018 at 14:00 to 26 Jun 2018 at 18:00

    Collective Architecture will host a community event at McDonald Road Library, focused around a model to gather local ideas and opportunities surrounding the existing site.

  • Tell us about Powderhall - Broughton Primary School

    From 27 Jun 2018 at 15:00 to 27 Jun 2018 at 19:00

    Collective Architecture will host a community event at Broughton Primary School, focused around a model to gather local ideas and opportunities surrounding the existing site.

  • Public Review and Workshop - McDonald Road Library

    From 28 Aug 2018 at 14:00 to 28 Aug 2018 at 18:00

    Architectural model and previous consultation summaries of 'Tell us about Powderhall' event will be available for public discussion. Public comments will be recorded and fed back to the design and client team.

  • Public Review and Workshop - Drummond High School

    From 29 Aug 2018 at 16:00 to 29 Aug 2018 at 19:00

    Architectural model and previous consultation summaries of 'Tell us about Powderhall' event will be available for public discussion. Public comments will be recorded and fed back to the design and client team.

  • Next Steps - Broughton Primary School

    From 24 Oct 2018 at 16:30 to 24 Oct 2018 at 19:30

    Presentation of 'Next Steps' in the development process to public and local community groups

  • Help Shape the Future of Powderhall

    From 14 Mar 2019 at 17:00 to 14 Mar 2019 at 19:00

    Drop in Consultation to discuss the best options for development of a nursery on the old bowling green site

  • (1) Next Steps- Help Shape the Future of Powderhall

    From 23 Oct 2019 at 16:30 to 23 Oct 2019 at 19:30

    Following approval of the Place Brief and previous consultation feedback come along and help us develop proposals for the site

  • (2) Next Steps- Help Shape the Future of Powderhall

    From 24 Oct 2019 at 17:30 to 24 Oct 2019 at 20:00

    Following approval of the Place Brief and previous consultation feedback come along and help us develop proposals for the site

Areas

  • All Edinburgh

Audiences

  • Homeless People
  • People with long term conditions
  • People with disabilities
  • Low income households
  • Older people
  • Businesses
  • Children & Young People
  • Teaching/Educational staff
  • Architects/designers
  • Built heritage groups
  • Community councils
  • Development management statutory consultees
  • Development planning key agencies
  • Housing associations

Interests

  • Adults and Older People
  • Children and Families
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Cycling and walking
  • Parking spaces
  • Public Transport
  • Roads and pavements
  • Housing benefit
  • Economic development
  • Policies, plans and strategies
  • Sustainable development and Fairtrade
  • Council and housing association homes
  • Council homes
  • Arts and culture
  • Parks and green spaces
  • Conservation
  • Land and property
  • Planning applications
  • Permissions for development
  • Area regeneration
  • Public space
  • Nurseries and childcare
  • Schools