New Town Conservation Area: your views on the draft character appraisal

Closed 31 Mar 2017

Opened 8 Feb 2017

Feedback Updated 31 Aug 2017

We Asked

We asked for views on the proposed New Town Conservation Area Character Appraisal.

You Said

The majority of the feedback was supportive of the Character Appraisal. There were some suggested areas of concern that detract from the special character and/or appearance of the Conservation Area that required highlighting with possible remedial measures proposed . The section covering the assessment of new development within the Conservation Area was specifically highlighted by respondents as of particular usefulness in helping mange change and development pressure within the area.

We Did

The feedback to the Character Appraisal  was used to strengthen the content and accuracy of the information and proposed measures detailed within the document. This has further strengthened the appraisal of the areas special architectural and historic interest helping manage change and new development within the area more effectively.  The revised appraisal can be viewed on the council website.


The New Town Conservation Area Character Appraisal is designed to help manage change in the area. The character appraisal provides the context within which planning decisions are made and how proposals may affect the area's special character.

The Draft New Town Conservation Area Character Appraisal was informed by the previous consultation on recent developments in the area.

Why We Are Consulting

This survey below contains 5 short questions based on the Draft New Town Conservation Area Character Appraisal.  

The responses to the survey will be used to further inform the content of the revised Character Appraisal.


  • Natural neighbourhood area - New Town


  • Homeless People
  • People with long term conditions
  • People with disabilities
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Carers
  • Jobseekers
  • Low income households
  • Older people
  • Businesses
  • Children & Young People
  • Civil and public servants
  • Elected Members
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual people, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Men
  • Parents/carers
  • Professionals
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Students
  • Teaching/Educational staff
  • Visitors
  • Voluntary sector/volunteers
  • Women
  • Taxi Licence holders
  • Amenity groups
  • Architects/designers
  • Built heritage groups
  • Community councils
  • Developers/investors
  • Development management statutory consultees
  • Development planning key agencies
  • Education institutions
  • External councils
  • Housing associations
  • Landowners
  • Libraries
  • Natural heritage/open space
  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Planning consultants
  • Professional bodies
  • Scottish Government departments
  • Services/utilities
  • Transport groups
  • Young people
  • Licence holders
  • Employees


  • Parks and green spaces
  • Conservation
  • Local plans and guidelines
  • Planning applications
  • Public space