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A lot of our usual business is suspended for now and different challenges presented. 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/
Latest info here: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus
Developments – Planning
The High St refurb has been suspended and may require to go back out to tender once possible. Last update here
Construction at South Scotstoun (Taylor Wimpey) will recommence 29th June, Queensferry High School is due for handover in mid July 2020 now and the Ferrymuir retirement homes are expected to recommence construction. Springfield and Builyeon Rd (both CALA) are still progressing through the planning process. CALA are looking to do an online public consultation re: Builyeon Rd development. Details to follow once confirmed. Ferrymuir (Corus site) housing is with planning and an amended proposal has been presented; commenting closed 20th May 2020.
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
Please take a moment to view the map showing suggestions put forward for Queensferry/Dalmeny and support or add suggestions to help draw some focus (and investment) by CEC.
The City of Edinburgh Council, with support from Sustrans Scotland, is introducing temporary measures to protect public health and support physical distancing. These measures will make it easier and safer for people to get around our streets for essential journeys and exercise.
Please add suggestions for locations in your neighbourhood, where temporary measures are necessary, on the map below by Monday 29th June.
Responses already received have been recorded and will be taken into account. All ideas and comments will help us identify temporary measures across the city that will have greatest benefit to public health, and can be implemented quickly.
View and comment here: https://edinburghspacesforpeople.commonplace.is/comments
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 introduced in Queensferry. Details on how to hire here: Edinburgh Cycle Hire
Various taxi firms continue to operate in Queensferry
Some local businesses are reopening, 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 & leisure facilities remain closed until further notice, schools are operating home learning facilities and will notify parents/carers of any changes.