George Street and First New Town Design Project

Closes 25 Jan 2019

Opened 9 Nov 2018

Overview

The initial concept design is an exciting step forward for the George Street and First New Town Design project.

Edinburgh’s First New Town is the rectangular area of wide Georgian streets and squares between Princes Street and Queen Street. This project focusses on George Street, its intersecting streets of Castle, Frederick and Hanover Streets and the connection between George Street and Charlotte and St Andrew Squares.

The draft concept design builds on previous studies for the area, and also input from residents, local community groups, businesses and the wider public leading to design objectives developed last year. 

Key Design Objectives

  1. Create a world class place that respects and enhances the World Heritage Site
  2. Enlarge and enhance pedestrian space, creating a safe vibrant place for all
  3. Prioritise active travel and access for people with disability or impairment, with general    public parking on George Street seen as lowest priority
  4. Develop an adaptable street design, in particular enabling use for appropriate events
  5. Enhance the First New Town Offer as a place where businesses can thrive

The needs of residents from the city centre and wider city, form a key consideration within each design objective. 

 

You can find more information on the proposals on the Council’s website at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/firstnewtown

Why We Are Consulting

We want to know what you think about the initial concept to help inform a final design for the area. 

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • All Edinburgh

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Looked after and accommodated children
  • Adults and Older People
  • Carers
  • Children and Families
  • Disabilities
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Paying for Care
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • People with mental health issues
  • People with addictions
  • Offenders
  • All interests
  • Cycling and walking
  • Park and ride
  • Parking permits
  • Parking spaces
  • Parking tickets
  • Public Transport
  • Roads and pavements
  • Trams
  • Road safety
  • Traffic regulation
  • Travel in Edinburgh
  • Housing benefit
  • Welfare reform
  • Commercial bins and recycling
  • Non-commercial bins and recycling
  • Business rates
  • Economic development
  • Food safety
  • Health and safety
  • Licences and permits
  • Scientific services
  • Support for businesses
  • Trading standards
  • Births, marriages and deaths
  • Budgets and spending
  • Community planning
  • Councillors and committees
  • Access to information
  • Elections and voting
  • Funding opportunities
  • Performance and statistics
  • Policies, plans and strategies
  • Sustainable development and Fairtrade
  • Community safety
  • Crime & Antisocial behaviour
  • Emergency planning
  • Flooding
  • Protect someone from harm
  • Severe weather
  • Noise
  • Pest control
  • Pollution
  • Biodiversity
  • Landscape designations
  • Nature
  • Council and housing association homes
  • Homeless or at risk
  • Housing support
  • Private housing
  • Council homes
  • Jobs and training
  • Jobs and training for young people
  • Volunteer
  • Arts and culture
  • Archives and local history
  • Museums and galleries
  • Parks and green spaces
  • Sport, activities and dance
  • Libraries
  • Building warrants
  • Conservation
  • Enforcement
  • Land and property
  • Local plans and guidelines
  • Planning applications
  • Permissions for development
  • Area regeneration
  • Public space
  • Adult and community learning & development
  • Nurseries and childcare
  • Parental engagement
  • Schools
  • Youth clubs and participation