Rights and Responsibilities and the Water of Leith Basins

Use of the basins at the Water of Leith’s mouth is strongly contested. Tensions are raised because of inappropriate and controversial planning decisions. Planning applications for individual projects, threatening encroachment of the Water of Leith basins in a piecemeal fashion, make no sense.  An overall local development plan and long-term vision for the area is essential.

In addition, siltation poses an increasing flood risk that has led to flood insurance being denied to some...

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