Friday, 25 January 2008

The Edinburgh Developers` News

11 days to go until Caltongate goes to planning committee

The Evening News has announced that Caltongate is to go ahead and Edinburgh is to be renamed Smurftown. Someone is jumping with joy! Guess who in the comments.

see todays PR article in the Eve News re the Report Report from Planning Officials to the members of the planning committee who are to vote on Caltongate on the 6th February.
Donald Anderson is director of the controversial PR firm PPS Group Scotland who are Mountgranges` Spindoctors. Remember he is the former NU Labour leader of the council and was pro Caltongate when in office. When he got booted out, he "set" up a pr company of his own for all of a few minutes, before going to PPS. He claims he does not deal with Caltongate, so what does he deal with we wonder? This is a can of worms that a Public Enquiry will have to open....There are lots of connections...rememember Mountgrange boss Manish Chande is chums with Historic Scotlands Malcolm Cooper, HS have not objected to Caltongate and the demolitions of listed buildings and others in a conservation area. Manish Chande was appointed by Tessa Jowell as a Commissioner of English Heritage in Sept 2003, where he is also on their Finance and Business Committees.
"Malcolm Cooper spent ten years with English Heritage before joining Historic Scotland in April last year". (2005, same year as first Caltongate Masterplan unveiled)

Come tomorrow to The Januaryreshuffle in Glasgow in The Pearce Institute, Govan on Saturday the 26th January. There will be a films, workshops and lots of other events and activities including ones for children and tasty food on offer from The Broth Mix cafe.