Portobello park consultation goes live

A consultation to help shape the plans for a new park in Portobello was launched today. Local residents are being asked what they would like to see in the new park, which will be built alongside the new St John’s Primary School.

The Council has set aside £1 million to create a new outdoor space for the community and will use the suggestions received to form the final design of the park and decide on a name.  An online survey run by the Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT) is now live and will be supported by a series of engagement events over the coming months.  

Environment Convener, Councillor Lesley Hinds, said: “We want to ensure that the new park in Portobello becomes a real asset to the area and represents what local residents want.  

“I would urge as many people as possible to take part in the consultation and share their views about what they would like to see in the plans. Their contributions will play a vital role in determining the final design and will help us to create a thriving green space for all of the community to enjoy.” 

Following the decision to build the new Portobello High School on existing park land, the Council made plans to develop the new park to ensure that the area will still benefit from a public green space. Work on the park will begin when the new St John’s Primary School is completed and is expected to open in 2018.

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