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• Council Services
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) recommenced 29th June, Queensferry High School is complete and open. The demolition of the old school will start in due course. Ferrymuir retirement homes have recommenced 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
A ‘no through road’ proposal was put forward by CEC for the High St. This has been discussed as it is unpopular and QDCC does not support the proposal. We have suggested alternatives, namely a trial of a one way system and investigate peak hours pedestrianisation. SfP have taken this feedback onboard and are working on an alternative proposal.
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
• 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 have reopened.