Councillors approve Lawrie Reilly street name

Lawrie Reilly. Pic: Kenny Smith
Lawrie Reilly. Pic: Kenny Smith
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COUNCILLORS have today approved plans to name a street near Easter Road in honour of Hibs legend Lawrie Reilly.

The decision, which goes against the recommendations of officials, came at a meeting of the planning committee. The street will now be named Lawrie Reilly Place.

Councillors overwhelmingly voted to support the move which contravened planning rules that individuals could not be considered for street names until 10 years after their death.

Former Hibs striker Lawrie Reilly died in July last year.

Only the Edinburgh Conservatives voted in favour of officials’ recommendations to name the new development after printer William Thyne.