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Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well being.

A community of place or place-based community is a community of people who are bound together because of where they reside, work, visit or otherwise spend a continuous portion of their time.

Place-making and community of Place form part of the new revised vision for Planning in Edinburgh and apart from Planning it encompasses Environment, Roads and Transport.  

Everthing in Environment, Planning,Transport and Roads contributes to Placemaking so we have created subsections below Place. We hope you find this valuable. 

City of Edinburgh Proposals - build excellent places

Priorities and proposals

The Council spends about 26% of the budget on this area

Their priorities are to

  • make sure Edinburgh is clean, green and safe
  • invest in homes that people can afford
  • keep the city moving by investing in public transport, active travel, and  roads and pavements

The approved savings for 2016-2020 include

  • increasing fee charges for section 109 permits to install pipes and cables in roads and pavements
  • increasing fees for Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs)
  • increasing bus station income
  • reviewing allotment services in order to make the service self-financing
  • increasing parking permit charges by 5%
  • increasing pay and display charges 
  • reviewing Edinburgh Shared Repairs Service
  • improving the internal waste haulage service
  • reducing the gully cleaning service
  • a new approach to street lighting repairs
  • a new approach to managing Clarence response service - defect repairs
  • reducing maintenance of bus stops and shelters
  • bringing together a number of separate housing teams to improve services and deliver efficiencies
  • implementing new parking pricing to reflect improved service, increased enforcement and better accessibility for all road users
  • employing parks and green space and grounds maintenance staff when they are needed
  • creating a more efficient street cleansing and parks and greenspace service
  • developing more efficient waste services
  • re-designing services to increase focus within localities.

Information taken from www.edinburgh.gov.uk