Heritage is missing

Address the absence of heritage, archaeology and the historic built environment from the six 'key themes'.

Why the contribution is important

The planning system is in place, in part, to protect the historic environment. To not even heve it includied in the six key themes is both shocking and worrying.

by ChristinaD on February 07, 2016 at 04:42PM

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Average score : 3.6
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  • Posted by switcheroo February 08, 2016 at 20:55

    It is perhaps optimistic to say so, but this may be because the current system is good enough and further improvements would be hard to come by? I certainly do not think this is a cause for shock or worry, never mind both.
  • Posted by allanalstead February 20, 2016 at 10:13

    I simply do not believe that the current system is working - there are far too many quite dreadful developments which pay absolutely no regard to the heritage of the Old or New Towns. The latest attempt to push through the Royal High School hotel plan was a disgrace.
  • Posted by BrianMcNeil February 29, 2016 at 18:09

    If, as 'switcheroo' says, "the current system is good enough"; why are UNESCO looking at the atrocious stewardship over the Old and New Town of Edinburgh as a World Heritage Site?

    That implies there are serious failings with planning; decision-making is tipped too-far towards developers, insufficiently to local communities; with built heritage an inconvenience almost to be demolished at will.
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