Consultation on Capital’s use of public spaces launches

Lesley Hinds is seeking opinions of residents, businesses and companies on the use of civic spaces.  Picture; Ian Rutherford
Lesley Hinds is seeking opinions of residents, businesses and companies on the use of civic spaces. Picture; Ian Rutherford
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VIEWS are being sought on how best to use the Capital’s major public spaces.

Residents, local organisations and companies are being asked for their opinion on proposals to balance the use of civic spaces in the city centre.

Feedback from an online consultation will be used to inform the development of a Public Spaces Protocol, which will support council decisions on the most appropriate use of spaces such as the Grassmarket, the Mound precinct and the High Street.

Edinburgh’s status as a festival city, world heritage site and visitor destination will be considered, alongside residents’ quality of life and business needs. Councillor Lesley Hinds, transport and environment leader, said: “As a capital city, Edinburgh boasts a wide range of attractive and accessible spaces in which the public can spend time and enjoy diverse and world-class events.”