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Lets work together to fix a Leith eyesore | 15 Duke Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8DG.

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Fix a Leith eyesore - 15 Duke Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8DG.

The building and adjacent grounds are a mess (not to mention that the building looks unsafe & insecure).

For years the owner of this building has ignored the site and failed to put in place any long term plan to ensure that the building & grounds are property maintained.

This petition calls upon the owner to;

  • Arrange for the wooden window & door hoardings on the front of your building to be replaced and painted.
  • Arrange for the front of your building to be painted.
  • Arrange for the overgrown grounds to be cleared.
  • Arrange for the entrance gate / fence to be replaced.
  • Arrange for a regular inspection / maintenance regime to take place.

Duke Street has for many years been a rather unattractive street, despite it being a street with a very high footfall and an importance as a road corridor between the east & north of the city.  Over recent years the street has visually benefited from a number of improvements.  Notably the long term empty public house at 21 Duke Street has been renovated inside& out, now operating as the Lioness of Leith.  The former Sanctuary nightclub and neighbouring shops have been converted into housing. The former Job Centre Plus building is also currently mid renovation, with it due to re-open as a health surgery in the near future.  Lastly, the former Leith Academy building has been converted to domestic dwellings.  All of these improvements have led to a greater visual appearance in the street.  We should not underestimate the importance of this. A street which is run down often attracts & encourages further low level crime & anti social behaviour, and generally has a negative impact upon local businesses. We should also remember that there is over 200 domestic dwellings on Duke Street alone.


 Who owns the building & grounds?

A Crolla & Son (Catering) Limited [SCO085168], 30 Edina Place, EDINBURGH, EH7 5RR.

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