Stockbridge Town Centre – Spaces for People Phase 2 Proposal

Email from the Spaces for People team to local Ward Councillors and other key stakeholders including Stockbridge & Inverleith Community Council, Craigleith/Blackhall Community Council, West End Community Council and  the New Town & Broughton Community Council.   

Dear Councillors and Stakeholders

Covid-19 Cycling and Walking Emergency Response Measures

Proposed waiting/loading restriction changes to facilitate footway widening – Raeburn Place, Deanhaugh Street, Kerr Street and Hamilton Place

Following our email of 26 June advising that we would notify you once further details were available for the proposals above, we are pleased to be able to provide these now.

We would suggest that you view the  attached plan to see the detail of what is proposed. In summary it shows:

  • Due to narrow pavements intervention is required to widen footpaths on both sides of Raeburn Place, Deanhaugh Street and Hamilton Place adjacent to commercial properties, unfortunately, all of these streets have considerable street clutter that reduce the available width.
  • Additional parking/loading/unloading facilities will be provided on Cheyne Street, and other locations may be possible.
  • All Bus stops remain (with the two noted on Hamilton Place moved out to reflect the new temporary kerb line if necessary).
  • Unfortunately, due to the extremely narrow footway on the south side of Raeburn Place it is not possible to provide on-street loading or parking facilities in this area. The bus stop at this location will move out to the new temporary kerb line during phase 2 to provide additional space.
  • Significant footway widening along the full length of the high street from Dean Park Street to Hamilton Place, to provide opportunity for social distancing and business queuing.
  • Loading places are retained at several points throughout the area to provide space for deliveries to and collections from local businesses.
  • Widened footway on the north side of Kerr Street, including the narrow corner at St Stephen Street.

In the first instance these measures will be introduced quickly using temporary traffic management equipment, such as cones. Where deemed suitable, this equipment will then be replaced with more robust semi-permanent materials once available.

Given the urgency to make the required changes any comments relating to these proposals should be received by 1200hrs on Friday 10 July 2020 to spacesforpeople@edinburgh.gov.uk.

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Major gas replacement works: Raeburn Place area, Edinburgh – Update Tuesday 10 March 2020

SGN has just sent NTBCC the following update.

Our work in Raeburn Place is still on track and progressing well.

We’ve been carrying out additional work to our network at the junction of Hamilton Place and Kerr Street due to an emergency. This work is almost complete and the temporary traffic lights in place at the junction will be removed by Monday next week [16 March].

A section of our new plastic pipe has now been inserted in to the old metal pipe in Raeburn Place. Because we’ve completed our work in the narrowest section of the road, the Lothian Bus service will become available to those travelling eastbound from Tuesday 17 March. The temporary Stockbridge Shuttle service we were providing will run until the evening of 14 March.

Thanks again to Stockbridge residents and business owners for your continued patience and understanding while we complete our essential work.

Kind regards

Caroline

Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
E: caroline.lawrie@sgn.co.uk
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh,EH28 8TG

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