Proposals - build excellent places

Priorities and proposals

The Council spends about 26% of the budget on this area

Our priorities are to

  • make sure Edinburgh is clean, green and safe
  • invest in homes that people can afford
  • keep the city moving by investing in public transport, active travel, and  roads and pavements

The approved savings for 2016-2020 include

  • increasing fee charges for section 109 permits to install pipes and cables in roads and pavements
  • increasing fees for Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders
  • increasing bus station income
  • reviewing allotment services in order to make the service self-financing
  • increasing parking permit charges by 5%
  • increasing pay and display charges 
  • reviewing Edinburgh Shared Repairs Service
  • improving the internal waste haulage service
  • reducing gully cleaning service
  • a new approach to street lighting repairs
  • a new approach to managing Clarence response service - defect repairs
  • reducing maintenance of bus stops and shelters
  • bringing together a number of separate housing teams to improve services and deliver efficiencies
  • implementing new parking pricing to reflect improved service, increased enforcement and better accessibility for all road users
  • employing parks and green space and grounds maintenance staff when they are needed
  • creating a more efficient street cleansing and parks and greenspace service
  • developing more efficient waste services
  • re-designing services to increase focus within localities.

The following savings proposals have not been taken forward

  • the withdrawal of the school crossing patrol guide service at lunchtime
  • the review of the level of funding provided to Police Scotland for extra community policing. 

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