Waterfront and leith Area Development Framework

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Edinburgh City Council have produced a draft Waterfront and Leith Area Development Framework in collaboration with A&DS (Architecture and Design Scotland), NHS Lothian and the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment. They are now seeking your views on the form and content of the Framework.

To inform the content of the draft Framework three Charrettes (design workshops) were held to inform the content of the document; these were attended by Council officials who represent services operating in the area and key stakeholders with an interest in the area, including landowners and those representing community interests. A document summarising the first two Charrettes has been produced.

Views are particularly sought on:

  • Are the ‘hearts’ identified across the area are in the right place?
  • What are your thoughts on the concept of a ‘ Great City Street ‘?
  • Are the identified links in the Framework the right links?
  • What projects for action should be included in the Framework?
  • Are the priorities identified for the Waterfront and Leith (on page 24) the right ones?

A&DS of Head of Urbanism Diarmaid Lawlor has produced a report on the framework and A&DS’s involvement with its development which can be found here.

The consultation period will end on Monday 28 March 2011 following which the final Area Development Framework will be presented to Planning Committee.

Comments can be submitted by writing to:

Andrew Sikes, City of Edinburgh Council, Planning, City Development Department, Planning Delivery, Business Centre G.1 Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG or emailed to Andrew.Sikes@edinburgh.gov.uk

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