EDI and the City of Edinburgh Council have announced a new temporary greening project for Craigmillar town centre, to be delivered in partnership with Edinburgh & Lothian Greenspace Trust. The new initiative will create a meanwhile space for community use on the reserved school site while works begin on the town centre development.
Plans for the project include a grassed area, an upgrade to the existing paths along the new woodland area, a containerised orchard and a hazel and wood copse growing area. The project will complement the kickabout area built this year by local high school students as a construction challenge initiative to create a multi use events space.
Work on the project is expected to start on 30th November 2015, and be completed by April 2016. A number of community groups have come forward with suggestions to enhance the existing plans, including the construction of timber seating. Other ideas from the community are also being encouraged. A number of community activity days are planned to take place, where everyone will be invited to take part.
EDI’s subsidiary, PARC Craigmillar Ltd, which is the company responsible for the regeneration in Craigmillar, is working in partnership with Edinburgh & Lothian Greenspace Trust (ELGT) and the City of Edinburgh Council to deliver this project. Match funding is provided by the Central Scotland Green Network’s Development Fund.