Tag Archives: Conservation Area

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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New Town Conservation Area – your views on new buildings

Hello everyone, Katie and I have been out exploring the New Town, taking photographs of some new developments within the conservation area to help raise awareness of the consultation for the New Town Character Appraisal.  This overlaps with the consultation … Continue reading

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Meadows Festival – the feedback!

We were at the Meadows Festival to kick-start consultation on both the Old Town and the New Town Conservation Area Character Appraisals. Luckily for us, it was one of the sunniest Meadows Festivals we can remember! We were very pleased to welcome more than … Continue reading

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World Heritage and Conservation Areas – The Meadows Festival 4 & 5 June 2016

This year we’ll have a stall at the Meadows Festival to kick-start consultation on both the Old Town and the New Town Conservation Area Character Appraisals.  We’ll be there both days and will be keen to get your views on … Continue reading

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Trees, hedges and overhanging foliage

Do your trees need pruning?  Is a high hedge causing you problems?  Or is overhanging foliage (bushes) obstructing the footpath?  Here is some useful advice on what to do. Trees First, check on our map to see if the tree … Continue reading

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