Portobello Conservation Area: Your views on the draft character appraisal

Closed 31 Aug 2016

Opened 8 Jul 2016

Feedback Updated 1 Sep 2017

We Asked

We asked for views on the proposed Portobello 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  These are detailed in the consultation report which can be accessed below.

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.

Overview

The revised Portobello 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 Portobello Conservation Area Character Appraisal was informed by the previous consultation on recent developments in the area.

Why We Are Consulting

This survey below contains 10 short questions based on the draft Portobello Conservation Area Character Appraisal.

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

Areas

  • Natural neighbourhood area - Portobello
  • Ward 17 - Portobello/Craigmillar

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

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