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Development in the Countryside and Green Belt Non-Statutory Guidance

Living in Edinburgh, we’re surrounded by a band of countryside and green belt. We want to make sure that this natural heritage of ours is protected and enhanced, so, we control what kind of development is allowed in these areas. … Continue reading

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Great Green Roof! City centre rooftop safari filmed at Council HQ

In common with several city centre buildings, the Council HQ at Waverley Court has rooftop gardens.  Green roofs on buildings have many benefits including improving energy efficiency, reducing the urban heat island effect and reducing water run off in the … 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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World Heritage Day 18 April 2015

Saturday 18 April 2015 is World Heritage Day and this year the theme is the value of heritage.  World Heritage Day is celebrated around the globe to raise awareness of our diverse cultural and natural heritage and why World Heritage … Continue reading

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Flying the flag for World Heritage Day

For those of you with a keen eye, you may have noticed that the ‘Celebrating World Heritage’ flag is flying from the City Chambers on the Royal Mile for the second year running. Friday 18 April is World Heritage Day. It … Continue reading

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