The City of Edinburgh Council issues weekly Planning Bulletins listing new applications and decisions.  As a general practice, the Craigleith Blackhall Community Council does not comment on applications for home remodelling or extensions.

The latest applications and decisions can be found on the Edinburgh Council website.  There is a drop-down menu that lets you search by community council area.

The Planning Portal on the City of Edinburgh website allows searching for information on planning and building warrant applications.  You may examine plans and read application documentation.  If you have any difficulty finding information or want our advice or help with submitting an objection for applications within the Craigleith Blackhall Community Council boundary, you may contact us with the details.

Below are some of the responses to planning applications that the CBCC has submitted and CEC decision letters for applications that CBCC has commented on :-


September – following refusal of an earlier application in 2016, a revised design for a house in an infill gap site at 46 Craigleith Road was submitted.  It generated 28 objections from local residents which the Community council supported.

August –   application 18/04531/FUL : Eight storey residential development of 19 flats with associated amenities (car parking, bike stores, bin stores and landscaping) fronting Queensferry Road on land west of Orchard Brae House 30 Queensferry Road Edinburgh EH4 2HS.  Closing date for objections or comments was Wednesday 12 September.  There were 47 objections to the planning application. 

On 16 October, the applicant, DV4 Properties Orchard Brae Co Ltd of the British Virgin Islands, withdrew the planning application.

July – Hillhouse Road Woods (Queensferry Road  – opposite Blackhall Library) – Planning application  no.18/03216/PPP to develop 4 storey Care Home in woods  – over 50% trees to be removed – 3rd application in 3 years.   Closing date for objections was 3 August 2018, at which date there were 144 objections to the planning application.

On 11 October the Community Council and the other objectors were notified that the applicant, Northcare, had appealed to the Scottish Government (Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA)) about the non decision on their application by Edinburgh Council within the 2 month period.  The decision on the application will now be taken by a Scottish Government Reporter rather than the City Council’s Development Management Sub Committee.   All objections have been forwarded  by the City Council to DPEA.

April – decision to approve 3 houses in former quarry Ravelston Dykes Road

Ravelston Dykes Road Decision April 18

March – Craigleith Road – Proposed housing development at former petrol filling station – Craigleith Rd March 18

January – Proposed Care Home at Craigcrook Castle, Craigcrook Road :- refused planning permission  :- Craigcrook Castle decision Jan 18



December – Telford Road – redevelopment of G4S offices as a Care Home :- Telford Rd Care Home Dec 17

October – Craigleith Road Former Petrol Filling Station   (Application withdrawn November 2017)

August – Craigcrook Rd nursery Local Review Body Aug 17

March – CEC Refusal for Hillhouse Road Woods Care Home


November – Ravelston Quarry New Residential
November – Craigcrook Castle Care Home