The proposed development of affordable housing on the land at the north side of Drum Estate will impinge on the green belt and have a massive impact on the environment of the Candlemakers Estate.
As well as the loss of amenity of the woodland and open space and the loss of wildlife habitat, this proposed development will double the traffic volumes at the entrance to the estate with the resultant increase in noise and pollution.
It will directly impact on property values and insurance costs and change the entire nature of the estate. If the development goes ahead, there will be an extended period of disruption and disturbance which will end in the area being forever changed.
We, the undersigned, call on the City of Edinburgh Council not to develop affordable housing on the site designated Drum North, adjacent to the Candlemaker's Estate on the grounds of loss of amenity and wildlife habitat, intrusion into the green belt and the general degradation of the local environment this will cause.
The Stop New Housing on Drum Estate petition to City of Edinburgh Council was written by Malcolm Sommerville and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.