Thursday, 4 January 2018

Does Cammo Estate need to be 'Improved'?



I don't think it's coincidence that Edinburgh Council is looking to 'improve' Cammo Estate (recently made into a local nature reserve) just at the time that they are finalising plans to build on some of the surrounding fields. Also I'm slightly unsure whether Cammo is large enough for some of the types of infrastructure they seem to be proposing, though it does have underused buildings and derelict buildings that could be used. The wee canal has already been restored very nicely so perhaps I should stop being cynical.... 

Anyway, the next round of consultatations on improvements to the nature reserve are on 19 - 21 January. See here for more information. (These are entirely separate from any consultation on the housing). 

You can read more about our latest trip to Cammo here.  


a Cammo squirrel

5 comments:

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

A sympathetic small cafe, toilet and perhaps a hide may not do too much harm!

Lowcarb team member said...

It is always good when money is spent on restoration, done sympathetically ...
Love the cute squirrel.

All the best Jan

Rabbits' Guy said...

It never ends - pressure to use it up rather than just have it be. Keep fighting! The world needs lots of places to just be!

Jamie Purves said...

I like the wintry view down the Southern Vista from the old House; at one time a clear view to the Pentlands. I can almost hear the redwings in the trees!
I agree that 'improvement' can be a dangerous weapon in the hands of politicians. Cammo has its own charms without improvement.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Simon, a cafe (with toilet) would definitely be a good idea. There's a small lodge house which would be great as a cafe

Lowcarb - sympathetically being the important word

Rabbits Guy- my thoughts exactly

Jamie - I agree, Cammo is lovely as it is.