Leith Programme - consultation

Consultation and events

In July 2012 we held events to get feedback from the local community about the planned works. You can download the summary of what was discussed, comments received and suggestions below. We also asked for questions about the works and published our answers. See our Leith Improvement Plan questions and answers to view our responses.


Wide consultation has been an essential part of the development of The Leith Programme. Based on a set of preliminary designs developed by the Council in late 2012, we gathered local people's feedback on plans. 

Through public open events, focus groups, on-street surveys and an online survey (which closed in mid-January 2013) we've collected a great deal of valuable information. We contacted a number of local groups representing different ages, faiths, ethnicities, abilities and LGBT amongst others. In addition, a number of local organisations sent submissions in response to the draft plans.   

The views received were used to develop much more ambitious designs for the streets.

A report on the Leith Programme setting out the overall approach and ambitions of the local community for the scheme went to Council's Transport and Environment Committee on 19 March 2013.

Most recent consultation

The draft Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) and Redetermination Order (RSO) for the Pilrig Street to McDonald Road section of Leith Walk were formally advertised and the period for public consultation comments and/or objections ran from Tuesday 20 October 2015 to Tuesday 17 November 2015. The Orders were advertised in accordance with statutory requirements. Following this consultation, a report will be submitted to Council Committee January 2016.    

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