Edinburgh design guidance

The Edinburgh design guidance sets out expectations for the design of new development, design of streets and parking standards in Edinburgh.

The guidance should be used as a basis for the planning and design of new development proposals and for all street design. It will be a material consideration in assessing planning applications.

Download the Edinburgh design guidance (PDF, 10.33MB)

Street design factsheets

Chapter 4 of the Edinburgh design guidance refers to the detailed design manual, this is formed of factsheets providing more detail around specific aspects of street design. These factsheets are available for use by anyone who undertakes the following activities in relation to streets.

  • planning

  • altering

  • designing

  • managing

  • maintaining

  • constructing.

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