Important! The City Council have reached the next step (Traffic Regulation Order, consultation stage) in the introduction of Controlled Parking Zones for Abbeyhill, Leith Walk, Pilrig, Leith and North Leith, which were first proposed and discussed back in 2019. This covers some (but not all) of the Leith Links area (which apparently counts as ‘Leith’ in this scheme) see map below, and will definitely also affect other parts of our area that are just on/beyond the boundary, as parking will ‘migrate’ from the controlled zone to the nearest free parking. The boundary is along the edge of the Links, so there will be increased demand for parking on Vanburgh, Hermitage & East Hermitage Place, Gladstone Place and Claremont Park, and other streets nearest these.
NB. This is different from and not to be confused with the proposed CPZ for our area earlier this year (for the area inaccurately referred to as ‘West Leith’) which has been paused / postponed until later in 2022. Final plans and consultation of that are still to come, next year.
Comments on this first TRO/21/03ADY have to be made in writing by 12th November so there is not much time.
INTRODUCTION OF NEW CONTROLLED PARKING ZONES (CPZ)
AREA 1 ABBEYHILL, LEITH WALK, PILRIG, LEITH AND NORTH LEITH
AREA 2 GORGIE, SHANDON, MOAT, CHESSER AND HUTCHISON
To view detailed plans and further information regarding the proposals, please visit the consultation website:
With comments on the proposals or any details of them, please email by 12th November the team at Edinburgh.Consultation@projectcentre.co.uk
Click on the project link and then scroll down and click on EDINBURGH AREA N8
This takes you to the ’tile’ maps which shows existing and proposed changes
It’s not easy to drill down to the important pages, and then you have to look at each numbered tile, then look at existing and proposed for each section
For example tiles 930,989,871 and 830 are closest to my house on the LEITH map tile grid for Links Gardens. (There’s also a North Leith tile map)
Having looked at each section you have to print off the legend map at the top of the page so you know what each colour indicates. For example pink is resident parking, brown is pay and display/resident parking, shared – and on and on it goes.
Finding the pages to make comments is not easy and may put people off commenting. (I’m sure the City Council will deny that it has deliberately made it complicated to put people off commenting. However, I feel that it could have been much better designed IF the council really wanted local people to engage…).
But please do try to have a look and make comments, it’s our only chance to affect the final decisions.