Alternative Strategy for Regeneration

Canongate Community Forum

February 2006

This community plan has been prepared in response to the masterplan proposals which are currently being prepared by Mountgrange (Caltongate) Ltd, in discussion with the council.

We are residents of the Old Town of Edinburgh, who do not support the proposals and we ask our city council to consider the possible alternatives for the regeneration of our community, as well as the economic costs and benefits which any new development may bring.

The New Street area is in need of sustainable regeneration. We think this regeneration should reinforce and strengthen the historic urban structure and buildings as well as providing much needed local facilities for the existing community.