22nd February 2021
Council consultation on retaining ‘Spaces for People’ measures
The City of Edinburgh Council is considering whether to keep some ‘Spaces for People’ measures in place, either on a trial basis or more permanently. This is because many of the measures may to help achieve Council objectives unrelated to the Coronavirus pandemic, including:
- encouraging more people to switch to more sustainable ways of travelling such as walking or cycling
- supporting high streets and city centre businesses by providing more space for people
- improving road safety
- improving health
- reducing carbon dioxide emissions, to help Edinburgh achieve net zero carbon by 2030.
Let the Council know your views by Monday 5th April at midnight – complete the survey on their website.
22nd February 2021
Today Corstorphine Community Council was sent details of new Covid-19 Cycling and Walking Emergency Response Measures from the Spaces for People team at City of Edinburgh Council. We wanted to share these with Corstorphine residents so they could send their comments to the council by Friday 26 February 2021 at 5pm.
Proposed segregated cycleways, Meadow Place Road, Broomhouse Road and Ladywell Road
Please be advised that as part of overall emergency measures we are proposing to re-designate key parts of the road network on Meadow Place Road, Broomhouse Road and Ladywell Road to help cyclists and pedestrians travel safely while meeting physical distancing requirements. This is a re-issue of a scheme that was previously published for notification last year and has since had some design alterations.
These designs show changes to the streets which, in summary, includes:
- Introduction of segregated cycleways on Meadow Place Road, Broomhouse Road and Ladywell Road
- Retention of access to driveways along the route
- Additional restriction of parking at all times alongside the segregation along certain sections
- Retention of loading and blue badge parking along the route
- Retention of existing bus stops
- Retention of residents parking on Ladywell Road, where residents don’t have driveways or parking close by.
- Retention of some on street parking bays for the Medical and Records centre on Ladywell Road
Please send any comments relating to these proposals by 17hrs on Friday 26 February 2021 to email@example.com.
All feedback will be reviewed and where possible the scheme will be further refined. Feedback will be summarised in an assessment feedback form which will be presented to the Council Incident Management Team for approval. Please note that they will be unable to respond to individual emails.
If the proposal is approved for implementation, publicity will then be undertaken so that local people are aware of the changes. A dedicated inbox will help them to manage any feedback around proposals – firstname.lastname@example.org
The introduction of, or changes to, any restrictions will be implemented under emergency delegated decision-making powers using a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order.
12th February 2021
Edinburgh City-wide Parking Phase 2
The City of Edinburgh Council is proposing measures to address parking pressures in the Corstorphine area. As part of the process of introducing these measures, they want to know what difficulties you experience with parking in your area, as well as your views on what is being proposed.
The survey will close on closes at midnight on Sunday 14 March 2021.
11th February 2021
Corstorphine Connections – Low Traffic Neighbourhood Engagement
This public engagement from City of Edinburgh Council gives people the opportunity to express their views about the current issues, challenges and opportunities that will inform the scope of a potential Low Traffic Neighbourhood in this area of Corstorphine – south of St John’s Road, between Meadow Place Road and Pinkhill. Visit the City of Edinburgh Council website to find out more. The survey will close on Friday 5th March 2021.
East Craigs Connections
The Council is also looking for feedback on a proposed East Craigs Low Traffic Neighbourhood, with more details now on their website. The survey will close on Friday 5th March 2021.
10th February 2021
This week Corstorphine Community Council was sent details of Covid-19 Cycling and Walking Emergency Response Measures from the Spaces for People team at City of Edinburgh Council. We wanted to share these with Corstorphine residents so they could send their comments to the council by Friday 12th February at noon.
Please download the CORSTORPHINE HIGH STREET proposal document containing maps of the area with suggested changes, then scroll down to read more and find out how to contact Spaces for People with your views.
Message from Spaces for People:
Proposed footway widening and pedestrian improvements, Corstorphine High St, Featherhall Avenue, Kirk Loan and Dovecot Road.
Please be advised that as part of overall emergency measures we are proposing, on Corstorphine High St, Featherhall Avenue, Kirk Loan and Dovecot Road, to re-designate key parts of the road network to help pedestrians and cyclists travel safely while meeting physical distancing requirements.
These proposed designs show changes to footway widths and parking restrictions. In summary the scheme includes:
- Introduction of footway widening along Corstorphine High Street, particularly along key areas around the primary school entrance, in readiness for the staggered re-opening of the school. Space for loading for businesses and blue badge parking is retained.
- To aid with footway widening and create a safer space for people pedestrians, traffic calming build outs are also included along the High Street.
- On Featherhall Avenue, parking restrictions have been introduced to deter pavement parking and thereby provide safer more accessible pavements for physical distancing when walking.
- At all side roads along the High Street, including Kirk Loan, corner radii have been tightened so that there is more space for pedestrians.
- Cycleways have been introduced at the west end of the High Street and Ladywell Road to provide safe space for cycling, these will tie into further cycleways along Ladywell Road that are due to be brought forward under notification in a few weeks’ time through the SfP Meadow Place Road scheme.
- On Dovecot Road, at the junction with Ladywell Avenue and at the entrance to St Margaret’s Park, footways have been widened to help create safer spaces for pedestrians.
- Bus stops have been retained.
Any comments relating to these proposals should be received by 1200hrs on Friday 12 February 2021 to email@example.com.
All feedback will be reviewed and where possible the scheme will be further refined. Feedback will be summarised in an assessment feedback form which will be presented to the Council Incident Management Team for approval.
If the proposal is approved for implementation, publicity will then be undertaken so that local people are aware of the changes. A dedicated inbox will help us to manage any feedback around proposals – firstname.lastname@example.org
Corstorphine Community Council submitted the following deputation to Edinburgh Council’s Full Council meeting on 19 November 2020, where the subject of East Craig’s LTN was once again discussed. You can download the deputation, which also includes the deputation submitted by CCC to the Transport and Environment Committee on 12 November 2020, our submission to Full Council on 15 October 2020 and our original deputation submitted on 1 October 2020. Download the deputation.
Read more about the Council’s decision at Full Council on their website.
In October 2020, Corstorphine Community Council submitted the following deputation to the City of Edinburgh Council’s Transport and Environment Committee (TEC) as our residents are affected by the Low Transport Neighborhood(s) plans being discussed at the TEC meeting on 1 October 2020. Download the deputation.
In response to Covid-19, the Council is introducing temporary emergency measures to make streets safe for walking and cycling while observing physical distancing guidance. Download the FAQs.
On 11 October 2017 a public meeting took place at Corstorphine Community Church organised by Corstorphine Community Council to discuss issues raised by the public. Find out more.
In September 2016 a major Placemaking exercise was carried out by Corstorphine Community Council, both in person and online, in an attempt to gather the views of residents towards various aspects of living and working in the area. Find out more.