So, we’ve been away for a while, but we’re happy to say that we’re back. And we couldn’t have come back at a better time given that ‘The Leith Programme’ (we’d say something snarky about the word ‘Improvement’ having been surreptitiously dropped but it’s our first post and we want to be positive) is about to begin.
Below is the latest update with website addresses and useful numbers too, so please do share it around. Also, if you have comments, concerns or unbridled enthusiasm for the project, we’d love to know.
Do you think they’re going to get it right?
Has the consultation period been handled well?
Is Constitution Street getting enough attention?
We’re always delighted to get feedback so drop us a line, and we promise we won’t disappear again!
THE LEITH PROGRAMME – email update 5, 25 January 2013.
Utilities – trial holes
Please be aware that ahead of the utilities work due to start week commencing 18 February, short term trial holes are going to be dug, as a final stage in preparation for utilities work. We have updated our web pages with this information, but wanted stakeholders to be aware.
These will be in three locations:
On Constitution Street , trial holes are required at the front of both 46A and 159 Constitution Street , and will be dug on Monday 28 January 2013; this is expected to last a matter of days at this stage. There will be some parking restrictions linked to the work.
On McDonald Road at the junction with Leith Walk, trial holes will be dug over the weekend commencing Saturday 9 February 2013. This will involve weekend work, and the temporary closure of McDonald Road at the Leith Walk junction.
It is the contractor who will be carrying out these final checks, and utilities work will still commence on site in the week beginning 18 February 2013.
Any enquiries can be fed into the City Centre and Leith Neighbourhood on 0131 529 7061, or direct to The Leith Programme’s key liaison officer, Alan Dean 0131 529 7519 or 07739 188 348.
Thank you very much to everyone (individuals, groups, organisations) that responded to our consultation on the preliminary design for The Leith Programme, through either online survey, on-street surveys, focus groups, drop-in events, or via email / letters. Thank you also to those who gathered and reported comprehensive feedback from stakeholder groups within the community.
The consultation has set out to seek views which would help inform the development of final design for the scheme, particularly in relation to the additional environmental elements of the programme above and beyond the road and pavement resurfacing.
The responses have been exceptionally well thought out and thorough. As they are being analysed, they are being fed into the design process. They have been useful in determining the desires and aspirations of the various user groups and individuals involved in the process, and the design team have gained a comprehensive understanding of these.
Officers are in the final stages of collating and analysing responses. They will produce a comprehensive report on the consultation findings, which will be fed back to everyone who has asked to be kept up to date about the process, also to our stakeholders, and published on our web pages from 13 March 2013 as an appendix to our report to the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee on 19 March 2013.
You can find this information and more on http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/leithimprovements where content is kept up to date with new information as it becomes available. Feel free to pass this email on to others.