Roll-out of Latest Stage of the ‘Parking Action Plan’ : Sunday Parking Restrictions Zones 1 – 4

Email received from the Parking Action Plan team on 9 October 2020 (who can be contacted via

While much of the preparatory work is now complete, the final stage is for the Council to seek permission from property owners to place signs on their boundary walls, fences or railings. Letters will be sent out to all properties where this might be possible in the next few days. This approach will help us to reduce the numbers of poles used in the city centre, reducing clutter and making more space for pedestrians.

The implementation itself will involve significant changes to the layout of parking places and, while every effort will be made to reduce potential disruption, the nature of the work will require parking suspensions in many streets in order to allow us to make the required changes. In accordance with our existing protocols, we will give 48 hours’ notice on-street of forthcoming parking suspensions. Further details on the proposed schedule of works and the streets/areas to be affected will soon be available and updated regularly on our website at

Currently permit holders in Zones 1-8 have dispensation to park in pay and display bays within their zones, this will continue at least until all the implementation work is complete and this will help to minimise disruption for residents.

Kind Regards

The Parking Development Team

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 30 July 2020

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 30 July 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading

Response to City Mobility Plan Consultation April 2020


  • Revise the plan to take account of changes following the COVID-19 pandemic. Implementation will need to be reassessed, and there are likely to be opportunities to make faster progress towards some of the long-term objectives
  • Ensure a safe infrastructure for cycling, but prioritise pedestrians and public transport at all stages
  • Revise transport and economic priorities so the health benefits of lower emissions in the lockdown are retained in the long-term; introduce restrictive measures to maintain lower volumes of traffic in city streets
  • Any increase in private car use, because of lower risk of infection, should be carefully managed: ensure the focus remains on delivering the CMP’s long-term environmental and health benefits
  • Accelerate the switch to EVs, especially buses, taxis and delivery vehicles
  • Revise the parking proposals: reverse planned increases, and cut spaces in the centre and surrounding areas to encourage a lower level of private car use and take account of more people working from home
  • The ‘mass rapid transport system’, as conceived, is not comprehensive – or rapid – enough to deliver a “car-free” future: it should be more ambitious
  • In particular, options for light rail should be urgently explored with potential partners
  • The LEZ proposal should be expanded to extend the greatest protection from harmful emissions to residents beyond the central business and tourism district, and should include Queen Street and York Place
  • A robust and radical approach is needed to enforce the 20mph speed limits
  • We support pedestrianisation of streets – but only if an effective framework is put in place to protect them from over-use by events or activities of a commercial or tourist nature
  • There should be no return to the unsustainable levels of tourism and commercial exploitation of public space of recent years: diversify the economy away from over-dependence on these, and limit use of public space to the existing small number of established large-scale events.
  • Focus instead on local businesses and economic sectors which bring sustainable, long-term added value to the city economy
  • We ask all parties on the Council to work together to deliver consistent planning decisions which ensure that private sector activity aligns fully with the city’s long-term environmental and economic aims.

The full submission can be viewed here 

Residents’ Parking Dispensation (Central Zones)

As communicated via twitter yesterday by @NTBCC and local councillors – now live as from 19 March.

As far as we understand -this has been in place in certain Central zones as well as the Extended Parking zones but now in place across all Central Zones ( 1 – 8).

Text of email from Edinburgh Council sent out to all current Resdients’ Permit Holders earlier.


Dear Resident

Parking Dispensation

I write with regard to the current Covid-19 situation and government advice asking some people to work from home.

All residents who have received this email and who hold a valid Residents’ Parking Permit will be granted dispensation to park their vehicles in pay and display parking places located within their own Zone (provided those bays are not subject to a suspension) until further notice.

A valid Residents’ Permit must be displayed to take advantage of this dispensation.

Please ensure you continue to park correctly, keeping yellow lines clear for emergency service vehicles and to allow for the delivery of essential supplies, to shops and to help other residents to receive deliveries to their homes.

Any vehicle parked incorrectly or not displaying a valid permit may be issued with a parking ticket.

If you have any queries regarding this e-mail please visit our website at

Yours faithfully

Gavin Sherriff
Parking Contract Manager

Gavin Sherriff, Parking Contract Manager, Place
Planning & Transport, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ

NTBCC minutes – Monday 11 November 2019

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held in Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 11 November 2019 at 7.30pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading

Last chance to respond to parking consultation!

The consultation on the Traffic Regulation Orders consultation on

Controlled Parking Zones – Edinburgh. Sunday afternoon parking controls Zones 1-4, Introduce Visitors Permits Zone 1-8.
Roll out of shared use parking spaces. Amend Permit Charges. DYL at junctions

closes on 26 November 2019. NTBCC citizens may wish to respond to the consultation. To do so, contact Edinburgh Council via

You should include

  • the order title
  • the order number
  • your full name and address.

Traffic Orders will use the information you submit when it considers making the order. It may publish comments within committee meeting agendas. The agendas are available online under the Local Government Access to Information Act. Where possible, responses will be anonymised before publication.