This Malcolm Fraser Architects design for a 270m 2five-bedroom family house in Merchiston Bank Gardens, Edinburgh, has won planning approval. However, the planning committee meeting was described as 'a little tense'. Concern was initially raised by some members of the committee that such a contemporary building was proposed in the Churchill conservation area. One committee member then noted that this proposal should be approved, as a 'principle that the City of Edinburgh council encourages quality modern design, moving away from the 'Disneyfied'vision of the past'. The approval was granted with a six-to-four majority.