Way Forward


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This initiative for community ownership of Craighouse woodland and open space will only happen if there widespread community support. We have to prove this level of support to the the developer, the Craighouse Partnership, through community members signing up to the initiative. So please give your support on this website (include URL).

If your community group would like a presentation on the initiative to understand the proposals more fully then please send a request to info@commongroundassociation.org

While we are gathering wider support, we are negotiating a way forward with the Craighouse Partnership and the City of Edinburgh Council. There are two scenarios being considered:

  1. The community takes direct ownership of the Craighouse woodland and open space once planning permission for the development is obtained and the site is vacated by the University; and
  2. The City of Edinburgh Council takes interim ownership of the Craighouse woodland and open space once planning permission for the development is obtained and the site is vacated by the University. The community then takes an increasing level of  responsibility for the management of the site over, say a five year period. If the community proves that it can sustainably manage the site then the ownership of the Craighouse woodland and open space would be transferred to the community.

We will keep you up-to-date with progress on this website.