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Please follow the Govt advice and directives on coronavirus. Everything you need to know is here:
and NHS advice here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
• Council Services
Latest info here: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus
• Developments – Planning
The High St refurb has been suspended and will require to go back out to tender once possible. Given the delays due to COVID, consideration has been given to the one way system previously postponed due to funding time restrictions. Additional funding has also been applied for from SUSTRANS. Last update here. Enabling works are expected to start in May 2021 at either end of the town and on Rosshill Terrace. Main refurb likely to be in 2022/23. A town parking study is also nearing completion.
Construction at South Scotstoun (Taylor Wimpey) recommenced 29th June 2020, Queensferry High School is complete and open. The demolition of the old school is due completion in Summer 2021. Ferrymuir retirement homes construction now complete, apartments now available to purchase or rent. Springfield and Builyeon Rd (both CALA) are still progressing through the planning process. See news bulletin on the Oct 2020 CALA online public consultation re: Builyeon Rd development. Ferrymuir (Corus site) housing AMC was approved 23rd Sep 2020 with informatives (see bulletin), construction has started.
See our weekly planning posts on Facebook or monthly planning reports in our Reports page.
Covid-19 TRO Interim Measures (click for info)
Spaces for People in Edinburgh
A ‘no through road’ proposal was put forward by CEC for the High St in July 2020. This was discussed as it was unpopular and QDCC did not support the proposal. A rethink resulted in a one way proposal from west to east which has now been approved by CEC and was implemented w/c 8th March 2021.
Paths for Everyone
City of Edinburgh Council has launched a campaign encouraging everyone to be considerate of other people and follow Scottish Government guidance when enjoying their outdoor exercise and travel.
The press release which was published on Friday 15/05/20 can be found here.
Details of the campaign can be found here.
Public Transport is running limited service https://www.lothianbuses.com/lowbandwidth.php, https://www.stagecoachbus.com/coronavirus, https://www.scotrail.co.uk/coronavirus-travel-information
Just eat bicycle hire has been withdrawn from Queensferry for now. Funding under the pilot scheme is no longer available. Operators hope to return the facility once demand starts to increase again.Details on how to hire here: Edinburgh Cycle Hire
Various taxi firms continue to operate in Queensferry
• Local business
Most local businesses have reopened, we advise to check their social media pages for current information.
• Health & Wellbeing
There are a number of support networks operating locally. Please register as a volunteer to help or to ask for assistance here: https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/
Schools are following current Scot Gov guidelines.