Category Archives: Placemaking

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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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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Reviewing the Edinburgh Design Guidance – your views

The Edinburgh Design Guidance is being reviewed and we’d like your comments on the proposed changes. The revised draft guidance has a number of key changes including the Parking Standards (for new developments), advice on Build to Rent Housing and … Continue reading

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Southside Place Standard Online Survey

Hello All, Last week (22nd and 26th November) we ran a couple of Place Standard events at Southside Community Centre. The events were generally well attended, with some really good feedback from both sessions. What an experience! Thanks @planningedin and … Continue reading

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The Southside Place Standard

Hello, The Southside Placemaking Exercise The City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with various organisations from the Southside, will be holding a Placemaking exercise to get your views on what you think works well and what doesn’t work so well … Continue reading

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Corstorphine Place Standard

Hello, Luke and Katie have gone back to university and have left their successful Planning Edinburgh blog in the capable hands of myself (George) and Emma. We are planning students from Newcastle University and are here for a year, so keep your … Continue reading

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