Altered trams plan gets NHS back on board
HEALTH bosses have withdrawn their objection to plans for an Edinburgh tram line which would run over their land.
NHS Lothian complained that proposals for one of the lines would mean car parking spaces would be lost to the rear of health service buildings on Leith Walk.
The plans called for a substation for Line One to be built across car parks at Inchkeith House and Allander House, two NHS-owned buildings used for training.
But tram chiefs have agreed to amend their designs, leaving enough space for NHS needs.
Murray Duncanson, chief operating officer for NHS Lothian Primary Care Organisation, said:
"Our objections were not to the tram proposals but to the potential loss of use of car parking facilities at Allander House.
"Spaces are needed for staff going to Allander House, Inchkeith House and for people using Leith Community Treatment Centre."
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