Parking in south Morningside

Closes 31 Dec 2017

Opened 27 Nov 2017


Parking in south Morningside

In 2011, the Council proposed the introduction of Priority Parking across the south Morningside area. The consultation process showed a mixture of support and opposition for the proposal, and the Council took the decision to introduce controls in only those streets where there was clear support. The result was a Priority Parking Area (B2) which mainly covered the streets close to Comiston Road.

(See the links at the bottom of this page for further information about Priority Parking.)

Since B2 was introduced there have been an increase in requests to extend those controls into other areas. There has been significant interest in extending B2 eastwards to Midmar Drive, while a separate consultation with residents on traffic management proposals for Braidburn Terrace also revealed support for Priority Parking. Committee approval has now been granted to start the legal process to extend B2 into both of these areas.

In addition, we have also heard from residents:

·         in streets to the west of Comiston Road, concerned that the parking situation in their streets has worsened, conducting their own consultation. The results of that consultation indicated that there is now support for extending the Priority Parking scheme into some of the streets west of B2.

·         affected by ongoing work on the expansion of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital asking the Council to consider measures to manage parking when the new facilities are occupied by patients and staff.

Why We Are Consulting

Although we have already been contacted by some residents in this area, we want to give everyone  the opportunity to tell us their views on parking.

Even if you have already contacted us previously, or have taken part in any other consultations, please take a few minutes to let us know:

a)      Whether or not there are any parking problems in your street;

b)      Your views on the potential parking impact of developments (such as the expansion of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital); and

c)      Whether you think that parking controls are necessary in your area, either now, or in the future.

Give Us Your Views


  • Natural neighbourhood area - Morningside


  • Businesses
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Community councils


  • Parking permits
  • Parking spaces