Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 81 – Pilrig Street to McDonald Road

(adapted from an email from Anna Herriman, Partnership and Information Manager, sent on 14 December 2015 at 09:53)

Council Report and Leith Programme Phase 4

At last Thursday’s meeting of the City of Edinburgh Council, a report ‘Edinburgh Tram Extension – Next Steps’ was considered. Whilst a report on the proposed tram extension to Newhaven is due to be considered in Spring/Summer 2017, it was agreed that in the meantime, preparatory ‘enabling’ work will be carried out as an integrated part of the Leith Programme. This will avoid unnecessary future duplication of work, should the extension go ahead.  Council also agreed to merge the Tram and Leith Programme projects from this point forward.  The two projects will now develop a programme for the delivery of Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road) including enabling works, and confirm this to you in due course. Please look out for further email updates from us in early 2016.

Traffic Regulation Order – Pilrig Street to McDonald Road

A report is being prepared for the 12 January 2016 meeting of the Transport and Environment Committee, following the statutory consultation processes completed for Phase 4 (between Pilrig Street and McDonald Road). Once this is available in the public domain, generally a week prior to Committee, we will send you a link.

Anna Herriman | Partnership and Information Manager | City Centre and Leith Neighbourhood | Place Services | City of Edinburgh Council | City Chambers, Level 9, 329 High Street, EH1 1PN | tel 0131 469 3853 | mobile 07739 188 439 | anna.herriman@edinburgh.gov.uk