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Royal Mile consultation launched

April 12 2013

Royal Mile consultation launched
A consultation into the future of the Royal Mile has been launched by Edinburgh City Council to look at proposals for the city’s most historic street.

The Royal mile Action Plan will consider planned measures including changes to traffic flows and the retail mix along the thoroughfare as well as ongoing issues presented by street clutter, vagrancy and graffiti.

Key to the plan will be marrying the competing needs of commercial interests with those of residents who call the street home and to that end a number of workshops are to be held to iron any issues out.

Councilor Ian Perry, Edinburgh’s planning convener, said: "Shaping the future of the Royal Mile means listening to the people who know it best - local residents, businesses and community groups - and having a constructive discussion about the best way forward.

"We need to strike the balance between ensuring that the Royal Mile remains one of the primary destinations for visitors coming to Scotland, while meeting the needs of the many residents and businesses who use it every day.

"If we get that right, we can ensure this ongoing project maintains the long-term future of the street."

Respondents have until 17 May to air opinions on the plan.

Photography by Simon Munn.


Big Chantelle
#1 Posted by Big Chantelle on 12 Apr 2013 at 18:56 PM
Some ideas fae me:
1. Clean the pollution aff the buildings.
2.Paint the buildings which have render on them. If the building is meant to be red, make sure it is not a faded pinkish colour.
3.Build nicer homes doon the bottom near Holyrood Palace which don't resemble ugly 1970s buildings.
4.Get Andy Scott to dae a sculpture -- there can't be regeneration without an Andy Scott Sculpture.
#2 Posted by Brian on 17 Apr 2013 at 15:04 PM
Yes its very drab looking.Like Duke st in Glasgow was in 70s.

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