The project has involved significant stakeholder and public consultation, attracting a high level of interest and engagement. We provide an update on the latest developments .
STATUTORY ORDERS FOR SECTION 1
The required Statutory Orders for Section 1 (which runs from Roseburn to Haymarket) have now been made following approval from the Scottish Government.
REDETERMINATION ORDERS FOR SECTIONS 2 AND 3B
We continue to await a decision from the Scottish Government regarding the Redetermination Orders for Section 2 (from Haymarket to Randolph Place) and Section 3b (North St David Street) and hope to be able to make these orders in the near future.
HOUSEHOLD SURVEY FINDINGS
Nearly 2,800 households were surveyed as part of the baseline monitoring, with nearly 400 surveys returned. From a sample weighted (for age and gender), around 58% of respondents had heard of the CCWEL project with most having heard about it from the Council directly. Almost half (49%) supported the project with only around 1 in 10 stating they were opposed. The remaining 40% were unsure.
The majority of respondents (63%) travelled on foot to their shopping destination, with only 1 in 10 travelling by car. Around 1 in 10 respondents felt there would be difficulties with traffic congestion, visitor parking and their own parking and less than 10% were concerned about safety, loading/delivery activity or pollution.
These results are very promising and suggest that many people are supportive of the project and expect it to provide a net benefit to the surrounding area. We will carry out further monitoring following the implementation of the scheme and it is hoped that this will show that people’s positive expectations have been realised.