Views sought on the maintenance challenges in capital’s conservation areas

THE CHALLENGES maintaining property in Edinburgh’s ‘conservation’ areas – such as its New Town – are being collated in a consultation exercise launched by the city’s local authority.

Says The City of Edinburgh Council, here, the aim is to “gather residents’ views on the challenges and their experiences when adapting their properties to make them more energy efficient and protect against any flood risk”.

The announcement adds: “Feedback from the consultation will be considered by a short-term working group being established to discuss these challenges as well as any possible solutions. It will look at what can be done in the short and longer term and how any changes to planning guidance might adversely impact our built heritage.  

“The group will be made up of residents, planning officers and councillors as well as relevant bodies with an interest in the historic environment, energy saving or fuel poverty.”

The consultation ends June 11.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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