Category Archives: Town centres

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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Removing ‘A’ boards from our pavements & reducing clutter

  Since November, a citywide ban on ‘A’ boards and other temporary adverts has been in force. This is primarily to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility on our streets. It is part of wider efforts to help create a more … 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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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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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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New planning guidance for Bruntsfield/Morningside and Leith Town Centres

New guidance has been approved for Bruntsfield/Morningside and Leith town centres. The guidance looks at activities in these town centres such as shopping, walking and visiting and will be used to improve these places for all users. We had the … Continue reading

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Bruntsfield/Morningside and Leith Town Centres

Your views on the Bruntsfield/Morningside and Leith Town Centres  We are now consulting on draft guidance for Bruntsfield/Morningside and Leith town centres and would like your views on how we plan for these places. You can give us your views … Continue reading

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Shops in Edinburgh’s town centres

Did you know that Edinburgh has eight town centres? These are Brunstfield/Morningside, Corstorphine, Gorgie/Dalry, Leith/Leith Walk, Nicolson Street/Clerk Street, Portobello, Stockbridge and Tollcross. Recently we’ve been asking people about shop uses in their area and what else they would like to see such as cafes, offices … Continue reading

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