Council blocks demolition of Earthy restaurant

The bid to bulldoze Earthy has been refused. Picture: Toby Williams
The bid to bulldoze Earthy has been refused. Picture: Toby Williams
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COUNCILLORS have rejected a developer’s bid to demolish a popular restaurant to make way for a “bland” block of flats.

Opponents of the application to bulldoze the Earthy restaurant and food shop at 1-6 Canonmills Bridge put their case to the planning committee on Wednesday.

And they are now celebrating after members turned down the bid.

Planning consent had previously been granted for six flats, three townhouses and two restaurants on the site, but the developers still needed to get permission to demolish the existing building because it is in a conservation area.