Last-ditch battle for the future of Edinburgh's historic waterfront
- Published: Wednesday, 24 June 2009 11:16
As developers plan to make Scotland's capital's 15 per cent bigger, city architects draw up their own bid to save its cultural soul
A massive redevelopment of Edinburgh's waterfront which will increase the size of the city by almost 15 per cent is attracting widespread opposition.
The last and biggest phase of the project, turning almost 300 acres of docks into 16,000 homes, is expected to get outline planning permission in July. But critics are mounting a last-ditch attempt to get the project 'called in' for scrutiny by the Scottish government.