Inch Park Masterplan

Closes 28 Sep 2022

Opened 3 Aug 2022

Overview

We are seeking views on our masterplan for regenerating Inch Park.

We are working with local communities and architects to create masterplans for Leith Links, West Pilton Park, Inverleith Park and Inch Park. These plans will show how people want to see the parks used in the future and what facilities they should have. Masterplans give us a vision. What is actually possible depends on local support and on funding.

We have created a masterplan for regenerating Inch Park following meetings, workshops and other events that we held from summer 2021 with organisations based in and around Inch Park including:

  • Inch Community Association
  • Inch Park Community Sports Clubs
  • Gilmerton and Inch Community Council
  • Liberton and District Community Council
  • Bridgend Farmhouse

We have also worked with local councillors and reported on the proposals to the Fair Work, Housing and Homelessness Committee on 23 June 2022.

The plan includes:

  • restoration of the historic Inch House and outbuildings with better access for people with disabilities
  • reinstating the historic walled gardens, connecting them back to Inch House
  • a new play area and facilities for children and young people
  • new all-weather 11-a side ball sports pitch and facilities 
  • moving and improving Inch Plant Nursery with visitor, education and retail space
  • a new café and hospitality facilities with public toilets and changing places
  • new visitor facilities and community and enterprise spaces 
  • new performance and events space creating an excellent cultural and community hub
  • other improvements to the park including new paths, lighting, entrances and furniture
  • creating habitats for wildlife and connecting them to other city areas
  • improving the drainage to better manage flood risks in Inch Park and the Braid Burn
  • using sustainable low/zero carbon heating and power generation.

Why your views matter

We will use your feedback to further develop this masterplan. We have bid for funding from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund and expect to hear in the autumn if we are successful. If we are, we will be able to move to a detailed design phase.  We will then make a formal planning application.

We also intend to bid to other potential funders to regenerate Inch Park and House.

You can get this activity on audio CD, in Braille, large print if you ask us. Please contact Interpretation and Translation Service (ITS) on its@edinburgh.gov.uk and quote reference number 22-7874B. ITS can also give information on community language translations. You can get more copies of this activity by contacting thrivinggreenspaces@edinburgh.gov.uk

Give us your views

Areas

  • All Edinburgh

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Parks and green spaces