Politicians: It’s time to fight for our community

Artist impression of land between Builyeon Road and the future A90 leading to the new Queensferry Crossing
Artist impression of land between Builyeon Road and the future A90 leading to the new Queensferry Crossing

Community leaders in Queensferry are furious that a developer has put forward plans for a major development in Builyeon Road.

This site plus two others across the town – at Scotstoun and Dalmeny – have been earmarked as potential areas for increased housing under the city council’s proposed Local Development Plan 2.

But a decision on the city-wide housing review has still to be taken.

Community leaders fear a recently submitted planning application – for around 900 homes, small businesses and a primary school – could influence the city council’s decision to give the go ahead for additional housing despite local concerns.

Keith Giblett, chairman of Queensferry and District Community Council said: “We are opposed to 
increased housing in South Queensferry until there is a coherent, strategic plan for the town.

“We are very concerned that this application is premature as it disregards the views of the local community.

“What we need now is for our three local councillors and MSP to stand up and fight our corner.

“With 450 homes being built at Agilent and another 125 at Ferrymuir Gait set to be developed, I call upon locals residents to lobby their councillors and MSP calling for them to make their voices heard where it matters.”