Royal Mile consultation launched
April 12 2013
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.
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