Portobello community group, PEDAL (Portobello Energy Descent & Land
Reform) has bid for £50m from the Lottery's Peoples' Millions fund
in order to create Scotland's first 'eco-village'.
- car free housing promoting green
- allotments and community smallholdings.
- an exhibition centre, based on the
Eden Centre in Cornwall.
is to create the village on the site of the former Scottish Power HQ.
It was previously proposed to build a supermarket on this site, but these
plans were rejected in 2005, following a public inquiry.
Portobello Eco-village is shortlisted, the project could be featured on
ITV then put to a public vote before it is given any cash is granted.
[Herald & Post,
February 2, 2006, p.1.]