Edinburgh residents to be consulted on new parking controls at online public meetings

A series of online public meetings are to be staged by the city council over plans to introduce new parking measures in certain parts of the city.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 7:00 am

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The proposals cover areas around Fettes, Craigleith, Prestonfield and Newington.

The council says the measures have been prompted by a recent increase in requests from communities across the city, concerned that the lack of parking controls is impacting on people’s ability to park near to their own homes.

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Parking controls could be extended to more places beyond the city centre

And it says it believes the proposals – mostly consisting of permit-holder parking or shared-use parking available to pay-and-display customers too – would provide benefits not only to residents but also to visitors and businesses.

Details of the controls proposed in each area are set out on the council website.

The public meetings, to be held via Microsoft Teams, are part of the latest stage of the council’s consultation on the parking plans, which is already underway and closes at the end of May.

The meetings will take place at these times:

B1 – South of Newington Monday April 26 at 1pm; Wednesday April 28 at 6pm

B3 – Fettes: Wednesday May 5 at 6pm; Friday May 7 at 1pm

B4 and B5 – Craigleith: Wednesday May 5 at 1pm; Friday May 7 at 6pm

B7 – Prestonfield: Monday April 26 at 6pm; Wednesday April 28 at 1pm

B10 – Fettes: Tuesday May 4 at 1pm; Thursday May 6 at 6pm

Fettes Area: Tuesday May 4 at 6pm; Thursday May 6 at 1pm

Prestonfield PPA: Tuesday April 27; Thursday April 29 at 1pm

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