Saughton Park Master Plan Proposals

Closed 6 Apr 2015

Opened 27 Feb 2015

Results expected 1 Jun 2015

Feedback expected 30 Jun 2015

Overview

The Council has been working with the Royal Caledonian Horticulture Society, the Friends of Saughton Park and the local community to develop plans to improve Saughton Park.

The proposals aim to revitalise the park and include the restoration of the walled gardens, bandstand and winter gardens.  The derelict stable block and yard will be developed into new visitor facilities with a café and public toilets, courtyard event space, community venue, teaching gardens and office space for staff.  Improvements are also planned for the rest of the park.  They include repairs to footpaths, new access points and circulations routes, new lighting, park furniture and signage and increased facilities in the play park.

The development of these proposals has been funded by a first round Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) development grant.  Once finalised they will support our final and second round HLF bid application which will be submitted in August 2015.

You can read more about the project, what’s being proposed and how to get involved on the Council’s Saughton Park Project web pages

Why We Are Consulting

We have carried out various engagement activities over the past year.  These activities have included workshops, meetings and exhibitions for stakeholders and members of the public, visitor satisfaction surveys, visitor counts, analysis of demographic information and review of strategic and policy documents.  The information we have gathered has helped us to understand who uses the park, how they use it and what their concerns and aspirations are for the park.  It has been used to guide the development of the master plan proposals for the park.

The purpose of this consultation is to now get feedback from stakeholders and members of the public on these proposals.  Your feedback will be taken into account in the next stage of the design process which will finalise the designs ready for our HLF bid application later this year.

The consultation runs from 27 February until 6 April 2015.  You can view the plans and tell us what you think in a number of ways.

  • By viewing the proposals and clicking on the link below in the 'Give us your views' box to complete the questionnaire online.
  • By visiting one of our exhibitions or events to talk to staff, view the designs and complete a questionnaire. The dates and times for the events are noted in the 'Key dates' section on the right hand side of this page.  
  • By dropping in to any of the locations noted in the 'Key dates' section to view the designs and fill in a questionnaire.
  • By contacting us at parks@edinburgh.gov.uk or calling 0131 608 1100 to ask for copies to be sent out to you.

Before you complete the questionnaire, please read the following Consultation Information booklet. This information will help inform your responses to the questions. 

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What Happens Next

We will review and analyse your feedback and this data will be used to inform the final master plan.
 
In June, we will submit a report to Transport and Environment Committee to seek approval to adopt the master plan and submit our final round Heritage Lottery Fund ‘Parks for People’ bid application on 31 August 2015.  
 
The results from this consultation will be published in June 2015.
 

Events

  • Drop-in at Saughton Park Winter Gardens

    From 2 Mar 2015 at 08:30 to 6 Apr 2015 at 15:30

    Saughton Park, Balgreen Road, Edinburgh EH11 3BQ

    Drop-in to this location and view the designs and fill in a questionnaire.

  • Drop-in at Fountainbridge Library

    From 2 Mar 2015 at 13:00 to 7 Mar 2015 at 17:00

    137 Dundee Street, Edinburgh EH11 1BG

    Drop-in to this location and view the designs and fill in a questionnaire.

  • Saughton Park Winter Gardens Staffed Exhibition

    From 6 Mar 2015 at 12:00 to 6 Mar 2015 at 15:00

    Saughton Park, Balgreen Road, Edinburgh EH11 3BQ

    Come along and talk to staff, view the designs and complete a questionnaire at this event.

  • Drop-in at Central Library

    From 9 Mar 2015 at 10:00 to 14 Mar 2015 at 17:00

    7-9 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EG

    Drop-in to this location and view the designs and fill in a questionnaire.

  • Saughton Park Spring Fever Event

    From 14 Mar 2015 at 10:00 to 14 Mar 2015 at 15:00

    Saughton Park, Balgreen Road, Edinburgh EH11 3BQ

    Come along and enjoy a host of horticultural based activities. Staff will also be on hand to talk about the master plan proposals and help you complete a questionnaire.
    • Community Gardening taster sessions with the Scottish Rural College
    • Kids Gardening Activities with the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society (RCHS)
    • RCHS Grow and Learn programme showcase
    • Craighall Day Centre Photo Exhibition
    • Inch Nursery Plant Sales
    • Refreshments by Friend of Saughton Park

  • Drop-in at St Bride's Community Centre

    From 16 Mar 2015 at 09:00 to 20 Mar 2015 at 16:00

    10 Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 2DZ

    Drop-in to this location and view the designs and fill in a questionnaire.

  • Slateford Green Community Centre Staffed Exhibition

    From 19 Mar 2015 at 18:00 to 19 Mar 2015 at 21:00

    Slateford Green Community Centre, 2 Slateford Green, Edinburgh EH14 1NF

    Come along and talk to staff, view the designs and complete a questionnaire at this exhibition.

  • Drop-in at Carrickvale Community Centre

    From 23 Mar 2015 at 09:00 to 28 Mar 2015 at 13:00

    Saughton Mains Street, Edinburgh EH11 3HH

    Drop-in to this location and view the designs and fill in a questionnaire.

  • Carrickvale Community Centre Staffed Exhibition

    From 25 Mar 2015 at 13:00 to 25 Mar 2015 at 18:00

    Carrickvale Community Centre, Saughton Mains Street, Edinburgh EH11 3HH

    Come along and talk to staff, view the designs and complete a questionnaire at this exhibition.

  • Saughton Park Winter Gardens Staffed Exhibition

    From 28 Mar 2015 at 12:00 to 28 Mar 2015 at 15:00

    Saughton Park, Balgreen Road, Edinburgh EH11 3BQ

    Come along and talk to staff, view the designs and complete a questionnaire at this event.

  • Drop-in at Hermitage of Braid Visitor Centre

    From 30 Mar 2015 at 09:00 to 1 Apr 2015 at 16:00

    Hermitage of Braid Visitor Centre, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ

    Drop-in to this location and view the designs and fill in a questionnaire.

  • Drop-in at Sainsbury's Murrayfield Store

    From 2 Apr 2015 at 07:00 to 6 Apr 2015 at 18:30

    Sainsbury's Murrayfield, 39 Westfield Rd, Edinburgh EH11 2QW

    Drop-in to this location and view the designs and fill in a questionnaire.

  • Saughton Park Easter Bear Hunt

    From 4 Apr 2015 at 12:00 to 4 Apr 2015 at 15:00

    Saughton Park, Balgreen Road, Edinburgh EH11 3BQ

    Join us for Easter fun for all the family. Staff will also be on hand to talk about the master plan proposals and help you complete a questionnaire.
    • Easter Bear Treasure Hunt with prizes
    • Children’s art and crafts activities
    • Storytelling or similar
    • Refreshments by Friends of Saughton Park

Areas

  • All Edinburgh
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Balgreen/Saughtonhall
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Chesser
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Fountainbridge
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Gorgie
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Hutchison/Slateford
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Sighthill
  • Natural neighbourhood area - Stenhouse/Saughton
  • Neigbourhood Partnership - South West
  • Ward 7 - Sighthill/Gorgie

Audiences

  • 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

Interests

  • Looked after and accommodated children
  • Adults and Older People
  • Carers
  • Children and Families
  • Disabilities
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • People with mental health issues
  • People with addictions
  • Cycling and walking
  • Housing support
  • Jobs and training for young people
  • Volunteer
  • Arts and culture
  • Archives and local history
  • Parks and green spaces
  • Sport, activities and dance
  • Conservation
  • Adult and community learning & development
  • Nurseries and childcare
  • Parental engagement
  • Schools
  • Youth clubs and participation