As many will be aware, operations at the Powderhall Waste Transfer Station ceased at the end of 2016. In March 2017,Edinburgh Council’s Finance and Resources Committee discussed and agreed that future uses should be explored incorporating, amongst other facilities, a housing-led redevelopment.
The Council has announced a series of consultation events to allow the public, local interest groups and stakeholders to express their ideas about the area and its redevelopment. Broadly, the redevelopment proposal encompasses 3 distinct areas :
- The former Waste Transfer offices located in the listed building adjacent to Broughton Road (“Powderhall Stables”).
- The remainder of the former Waste Transfer station to the rear and the west of Powderhall Stables down to the water of Leith.
- The green space to the west of the path to St Marks Park (former bowling greens) – the majority currently in use as additional green space by Broughton Primary School.
‘Tell us about Powderhall’, Community events – 26th and 27th June 2018
Collective Architecture will host two community events:
Tuesday 26th June 2018 between 2 – 6pm at McDonald Road Library (Nelson Hall) &
Wednesday 27th June 2018 between 3 – 7pm at Broughton Primary School
These are stated as being “community events focused around a model to gather local ideas and opportunities surrounding the existing site.”
We would urge everyone with an interest in this area to go along to one or other of these consultations to hear what is being proposed and express their views.
The Council’s consultation hub https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/powderhall/ gives more background to this :