Building a vision for the City Centre
Building a Vision for the City Centre
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The City Centre is a key location in Edinburgh for retail, entertainment, finance, business and tourism, while also being home to an increasing number of residents.
The City Centre area (Ward 11) has a residential population of around 23,000 people, spreading from Abbeyhill in the east, to the city's West End and Tollcross areas. Importantly, it also covers the city's world famous areas of the Old Town and the New Town and shares almost exactly the same boundaries as the UNESCO World Heritage site.
As part of a longer term strategic vision the Council has developed a proposal for improving the City Centre, particularly in the area around Princes Street and George Street.
The proposal aims to make the City Centre a better place in which to live, work, visit, invest and study.
Consultation on this proposal ran for a six week period, and closed on the 9 May. Thank you to all who took part in the on-line survey and other consultation events. Over 1600 on-line responses were received. Over 300 people attended the public events and workshops and over 100 individual comments were submitted.
The report summarising the consultation and recommending a one year trial is going to the 29 October meeting of the Transport & Environment Committee.
Further information including updates on the consultation, next steps and other projects that will be delivered as part of the wider vision are available from this webpage, accessed by visiting www.edinburgh.gov.uk/citycentrevision