4 September 2009
Rotten day! Not just the incessant rain but the saga of the Zoo reached a climax and not in my favour. The issue is that the zoo wants to build on greenbelt land which leaves them short of land for a zoo. They have said all along that they want land to the east which is a nature reserve and owned by the council. The Planning Committee has flip-flopped over this over the years. Some have swallowed the zoo line hook line and sinker others are more sceptical. Today the former won what may well be the last round. The Lib Dems stuck to our guns with the Greens (who voted the other way last time). The SNP switched sides and voted with the Tories and Labour have always had contempt for the residents of Corstorphine. Deeply disappointed as you I am sure can tell.
Posted by Paul Edie at Friday, September 04, 2009