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Wavegarden Scotland Pre-Application Consultations in Ratho

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Urban Designer
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March 29 2017

Last year, HarrisonStevens were appointed as Project Lead for Scotland’s first artificial surf lake, Wavegarden Scotland. The project will be developed in Ratho, Edinburgh on the site of the disused Craigpark Quarry.

At the end of February, we took part in presenting the design for Wavegarden, at two public pre-application consultation drop-in sessions, held respectively at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and the Public Library in Ratho.

The Wavegarden Pre-application Consultation sessions were a great opportunity for the local community, the neighbours of Craigpark Quarry, and the residents of Ratho to hear about the aspirational plans for the site. We held an open forum, wherein attendees could ask questions and give general feedback. Over 250 people attended the sessions.

The design was well received by the public, the people we spoke with expressed  excitement and positivity about the project and were supportive of the plans going forward. Through the years, there has been a series of official plans for the site since its use as a quarry was discontinued, and we have endeavoured to incorporate the key elements of the earlier plans into the new design of Wavegarden Scotland and the surrounding country park.

We value constructive criticism and feedback, so it was a great pleasure to engage with the attendees of the public consultations. We were pleased that we could respond to their many enthusiastic enquiries and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to drop by.

If you would like to know more about Wavegarden Scotland, please visit https://wavegarden.scot.

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