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50 Years of Conservation Areas

Why do we designate conservation areas? It is 50 years since the Civic Amenities Act 1967 introduced the concept of protecting the character of areas of historic and architectural interest by the designation of conservation areas The Edinburgh Local Development … Continue reading

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Junior Road Safety Event and air quality

On 13 and 14 September we held workshops at the Junior Road Safety Event at The City Chambers to show school kids how everyday activities contribute to air pollution.  The event is organised by colleagues in Road Safety and Active … Continue reading

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Local Development Plan Update: Our New Development Plan Scheme

After the Local Development Plan (LDP) was published, we asked you for your feedback on how well you had been involved.  The results of this survey can be viewed here. The Development Plan Scheme The newest Development Plan Scheme was approved on the 7 … Continue reading

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Strategy for Setted Streets

Stone setts add significant historic and cultural value to the streets of Edinburgh and are an important feature of our cityscape. The City of Edinburgh Council has a duty to protect the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Wayfinding project

The Council along with other key partners is working on delivering a Wayfinding system for Edinburgh, similar to other towns and cities in the UK.  The aim of the project is to encourage walking and the exploration of the City … Continue reading

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Tollcross, Gorgie/Dalry and Corstorphine Town Centre Supplementary Guidance Review

What is the Town Centre Supplementary Guidance? We produce Town Centre Supplementary Guidance for each of our town centres, that aim to guide the change of use of buildings. The Guidance contains policies to manage change of use within the … Continue reading

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Open Space 2021: Edinburgh’s Living Landscape

Ian Mackenzie from Scottish Wildlife Trust gave the second in a series of talks to raise awareness of Open Space 2021, Edinburgh’s new Open Space Strategy. Ian manages the Trust’s Living Landscape programme across Scotland. The Edinburgh Living Landscape is … Continue reading

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