Queensferry Conservation Area Character Appraisal

Closed 1 Dec 2014

Opened 27 Oct 2014

Feedback Updated 16 Dec 2015

We Asked

We asked for your views on the revised Queensferry Conservation Area Character Appraisal to ensure it reflects changes that have occurred in Queensferry, responds to community concerns and guides decisions more clearly.

You Said

We collected comments and feedback on the draft Appraisal between 27 October and 1 December 2014. A total of 43 responses were received from a range of individuals, local and national organisations. The majority of respondents felt the revised appraisal reflected the overall special character of Queensferry very or fairly well. On balance more respondents gave positive than negative views on the detail of the document and the Management section, although a fairly large proportion (40-45%) gave a neutral response.

We Did

The appraisal document was amended to address the following consultation comments and issues:

  • need for investment/action;
  • unfairness of restrictions on householders;
  • need for clarification on impacts/boundaries of proposed extension;
  • the character of key approaches, eg. Station Road;
  • need for tree management to protect views;
  • the importance of spaces for wildlife (woodland and foreshore);
  • the importance of the harbour and its upkeep.

The Character Appraisal has now been finalised and published on the Council's website

Results Updated 13 Feb 2015

We collected comments and feedback on the draft Appraisal between 27 October and 1 December 2014.  A total of 43 responses were received from a range of individuals, local and national organisations.

These responses have been assessed and used to make recommendations on updating the Appraisal and deciding whether the conservation area boundaries should be changed.  Planning Committee will consider these recommendations at their next meeting, on 26 February 2015.

You can read the recommendations and committee papers from about a week before the committee date on the Council website.  You can also register for email alerts when the papers are published.

Once Committee has made its decision, we will provide further information and arrange a meeting to explain the next steps to be taken.

Overview

The City of Edinburgh Council is reviewing the Queensferry Conservation Area Character Appraisal.  Conservation Area Character Appraisals help to manage change in a conservation area. They describe what is special about each conservation area, and help in making decisions on proposals that affect the area's special character.

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We are now seeking your views on the revised Queensferry Conservation Area Character Appraisal.  More information about the different ways you can get involved is on the Council's Character Appraisals review page www.edinburgh.gov.uk/CACAreview

Why We Are Consulting

The first Queensferry Conservation Area Character Appraisal was published in 2001.  The revised appraisal reflects changes that have occurred in Queensferry since then, responds to community concerns regarding infrastructure and the Forth Bridge World Heritage nomination, and is intended to guide decisions more clearly.

 

What Happens Next

Consultation feedback will be incorporated into the final appraisal document.  We intend to finalise this by March 2014.  Further information and updates will be provided at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/CACAreview

Areas

  • Natural neighbourhood area - South Queensferry/Dalmeny
  • Neigbourhood Partnership - Almond
  • Ward 1 - Almond

Audiences

  • Businesses
  • Residents

Interests

  • Conservation
  • Land and property
  • Local plans and guidelines
  • Area regeneration