Views sought on how to develop stretch of Edinburgh coastline

VIEWS are being sought on how to turn a largely vacant and derelict strip of land along the coastline of Edinburgh into “a vibrant, new 20-minute neighbourhood”.

The six-week consultation about the Seafield district of the city – on the Firth of Forth – is being run by the local authority and a consortium of local community councils called Seafield: Connecting Coastal Communities.

Says Seafield: Connecting Coastal Communities of itself, it is a “shared endeavour to transform a 1.2-km stretch of industrial brownfield into an outstanding new shoreline village with homes, green space, leisure and job opportunities”.

Adds a media announcement issued – here – by The City of Edinburgh Council: “The local community is being invited to attend two events where they can give their views in person. Those attending will be asked what they like best about the area just now, what kind of housing they would like built there in the future and how the existing promenade could be improved.

“The consultation is also seeking to get views from the local community on what other facilities they would like in the area such as health centres, schools and shops as well as how public transport could be improved.”

Seafield: Connecting Coastal Communities involves the community councils representing Craigentinny and Meadowbank, Portobello, Leith Links, and Leith Harbour and Newhaven.

In-person consultation events are being held on April 27 and 29 (the first: 3pm – 8pm at The Ripple Project Cafe, 198 Restalrig Road South, Craigentinny; the second: 12:30pm – 3:30pm Bellfield (Celebration Foyer) 16B Bellfield Street, Portobello).

An online consultation – here – ends on June 8.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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