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Feedback Sought on 17km Edinburgh Waterfront Promenade Design


By edg - Posted on 03 June 2008

Edinburgh City Council is soliciting feedback on its Waterfront Promenade Design, part of its longer term plan to improve Edinburgh's Waterfront. The Edinburgh Waterfront Promenade will form a continuous walkway/cycleway extending for almost 17km from Joppa in the east to Cramond in the west.

The Promenade will link communities along the coast with each other and with adjoining communities providing a safe and attractive corridor for pedestrians and cyclists. The Promenade will be much more than simply a footpath and cycleway, as along the route a number of nodes will be developed that will act as destination points offering opportunities for recreation and entertainment facilities whilst respecting the coastline.

Around 11.6km of the 17km route from Cramond to Joppa exists, with the remaining 5.2km requiring tobe constructed
from new.

The kind of feedback they are seeking is on:

What surface treatments are most appropriate?
Are the node(s) in the right locations?
What should be in the node(s)?
What street furniture is needed?
What should the signage look like?
Are the transport connections adequate?
And, What other issues should we be aware of?

A summary of all the consultation responses will be presented to the Planning Committee prior to final adoption of the Design Code as Supplementary Planning Guidance.

Comments on the Design Code should be sent to the following address:

Kate Evans,
City Development Department,
City of Edinburgh Council,
G1: Waverley Court,
4 East Market Street,
Edinburgh, EH8 8BG

Or via email to: kate.evans@edinburgh.gov.uk by Friday 18th July 2008.

You can download the plans and design documents from here