Response to consultation on Picardy Place: December 2017

(NTBCC submitted the following to Edinburgh Council today [19 December 2017].)

Overview

The New Town and Broughton Community Council (NTBCC) welcomes the decision by the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) to hold public engagement activities in connection with proposals for Picardy Place. The proposals have generated a high level of local concern and we have received an unprecedented number of representations from residents, both at our meetings and by email.

However, the consultation, though welcome, was tardy and brief. Given this, NTBCC consider that to demonstrate good faith CEC must now take time to consider and respond to the many questions raised by local residents and other interest groups, rather than press ahead with a scheme which few are convinced is the best that can be achieved. If CEC maintains this is not possible, then they should make clear why a decision must be taken before these questions have been answered. Continue reading

TRO for Calton Road, Greenside Row, Leith Street, Princes St

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Edinburgh Council is proposing a Traffic Regulation Order to

  1. Remove the 'Greenway' red line stopping prohibitions and replace them with yellow line loading/unloading and waiting prohibitions, on Calton Road, Greenside Row and Leith Street.
  2. The area of double yellow line on Princes Street between Leith Street and West Register Street will be redefined.
  3. Remove the two 'Greenway' loading bays and replace the loading bay on the east side of Leith Street.
  4. Remove the bus lanes on Leith Street.
  5. Remove the banned right turn from Calton Road to Leith Street and the banned right turn from Leith Street to Calton Road from the 'Greenway' traffic order and replace in new traffic order.
  6. Introduce a banned left turn from Leith Street into Waterloo Place.
  7. Introduce a prohibition of entry from Leith Street into the Edinburgh, St James, service yard.

The proposals are shown on the plans below. Further information is available on the Council website www.edinburgh.gov.uk/trafficorders or at www.tellmescotland.gov.uk.

Should you wish to submit an objection to the proposal, please do so by 19 December 2017 quoting notice reference number TRO/17/81.

Yours faithfully

HOLLY ROBERTSON

TRAFFIC ORDERS ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

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