Update: Ravelston Park Pavilion and Planning Permission in Principle Application 

The Board of the Trust is pleased to advise we have now lodged an application for Planning Permission in Principle. You can view these here, and hopefully add your supporting comments!

If this is successful, the Board will move forward with funding applications.  When building designs are finalised, these will be shared with the community. A detailed planning application will be made as part of the usual democratic planning process.

Community Asset Transfer

The (second) CAT application was approved by the City of Edinburgh Council. This is for the existing building and adjacent land as per Blackhall Community Trust’s plan here: FINAL RED LINE PLAN FOR CAT Feb 2022 (1). The land which is the subject of the CAT is almost half what it was in BCT’s earlier application. You can see the proposed new building footprint here Asset transfer reduced area 2022 (1). The red line shows the land which is subject to the new CAT request; the blue line shows the previous one. The hatched area shows the proposed building footprint. However, this is the most recent draft design footprint and has NOT been finally agreed by the Board or by consultees. 

Why is a new Ravelston Park Pavilion so important?

  • Community-run charity Blackhall Nursery and the children and families of Blackhall urgently need a new, fit-for-purpose home (10 new places would be created, taking the total from 30 places to 40)
  • The need for a small community meeting space to complement existing options was identified through community consultation
  • Residents and community groups need changing spaces/accessible toilets so the Park and woods can be used for fresh air, exercise and recreation for all ages.