Category Archives: Placemaking

Looking back over Lockdown

Thank-you We wanted to stop and take a moment to reflect over the past months. I think we can all agree that 2020 hasn’t turned out to be the year that we had envisaged. Covid-19 took the world by storm … Continue reading

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Leith Walk/Halmyre Street Place Brief

The Leith Walk/Halmyre Street Place Brief is now online. The approved place brief provides guidance for a co-ordinated approach to a housing-led, mixed use development on a site east of Leith Walk and west of Halmyre Street. The place brief has … Continue reading

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Colinton Conservation Area Character Appraisal

The revised Colinton Conservation Area Character Appraisal is now online. Conservation Area Character Appraisals are intended to help manage change. They provide an agreed basis of understanding of what makes an area special. This understanding informs and provides the context … Continue reading

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Leith Walk/Halmyre Street Place Brief

We are looking for views on a draft Place Brief that has been developed for a site between Leith Walk and Halmyre Street. We are creating Place Briefs to guide the redevelopment of key sites in the city. The site … Continue reading

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Guidance Updates for Design and Shopping and Leisure in the City Centre

We’ve recently updated two important planning guidance documents to better shape development in the city, for design and for land use in the city centre. These guidance documents are used by applicants when designing and submitting applications, and by planners … Continue reading

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Review of the Marchmont, Meadows and Bruntsfield Conservation Area Character Appraisal

We’re reviewing our Character Appraisal for the Marchmont, Meadows and Bruntsfield Conservation Area. Originally designated in 1987, the Character Appraisal was last reviewed in 2007. What is a conservation area and why do we designate them? Conservation areas are defined … Continue reading

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Redford Barracks Place Brief – Consultation Event

Last week we hosted the first two of three consultation events to allow the public, local interest groups and stakeholders to express their ideas about the future of Redford Barracks and its redevelopment. Thank you to everyone who attended the … Continue reading

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Best Buildings in Scotland Awards 2019

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland has published the winning projects of its 2019 awards, showing the best new buildings from around the country. Councillor Neil Gardiner, Planning Convenor commented on the awards saying, “It is worth noting that … Continue reading

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City Plan 2030 – Children and Young People Engagement

As we start to prepare City Plan 2030, we have been visiting secondary schools across Edinburgh, coinciding with the 2018 Year of Young People. We have been asking young people about what they think about their area, and what issues … Continue reading

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Public Life Street Assessments

A series of studies investigating the public life of Edinburgh’s town centres reveal how each currently functions in terms of pedestrian/cyclist movement and as a place.                             … Continue reading

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