Redford Barracks

Closed 5 Jul 2019

Opened 10 Jun 2019


The Ministry of Defence is proposing to dispose of the Redford Barracks in 2025. The barracks are currently inaccessible and fenced off from the surrounding area and form part of the defence estate. The disposal presents an opportunity to knit this large site back into the fabric of the surrounding area. This consultation will inform the Ministry of Defence’s strategic work to secure a long term viable future use for the site.

The Council will be hosting a number of consultation events to allow the public, local interest groups and stakeholders express their ideas about the area and its redevelopment.

Why your views matter

Early discussions with Planning have led to the decision to prepare a Place Brief for the area, in full consultation with local residents and stakeholders.

A Place Brief is non statutory guidance which sets out a series of high level principles to influence the design of development proposals. These principles are based on community priorities and council requirements for this part of the city.

This consultation is to get your views on the future redevelopment of the Redford Barracks site in order to help shape the Place Brief.

The Place Brief shall will consider the following opportunities for the Redford Barracks site;

Housing – provision of affordable and mixed tenure housing

Routes – providing new people, cycle and vehicle connections throughout the area.

Listed buildings – consider how to protect and enhance various listed buildings through securing a viable long term use of the structures.

Green spaces – look at the opportunities to create, enhance and improve green spaces in the area.

Other uses – consider what and where other new uses would be appropriate.

This programme of non-statutory consultation will continue from now through to the end of June 2019, culminating in the preparation of a Place Brief that will set agreed uses and design parameters for the development.

In the future there will be opportunities to make further comments as part of statutory consultation linked to formal planning application processes.

What happens next

The comments received through this consultation will be used to inform the development of a Place Brief for the Redford Barracks site. Consultation on a draft Place Brief will be held in late summer early autumn 2019.


  • Colinton Bowling Club

    From 11 Jun 2019 at 14:00 to 11 Jun 2019 at 19:00

    Help to shape the future of Redford Barracks. Public drop-in event - come along and give us your views.

  • Canalside CafĂ©/Boroughmuir Rugby Club

    From 13 Jun 2019 at 14:00 to 13 Jun 2019 at 19:00

    Help to shape the future of Redford Barracks. Public drop-in event - come along and give us your views.

  • Oxgangs Library

    From 18 Jun 2019 at 14:00 to 18 Jun 2019 at 19:00

    Help to shape the future of Redford Barracks. Public drop-in event - come along and give us your views.


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