Edinburgh Area S6 – Gorgie and Gorgie North
On behalf of City of Edinburgh Council, the Project Centre are consulting on Phase 1 of the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ), half of which will affect our area. They have categorised the areas into Gorgie (which includes Hutchison and other areas outwith the GDCC boundary) and Gorgie North (all parts north of Gorgie Road).
We have copied below a selection of the proposal maps which relate to the main areas around Gorgie Road to ease access for everyone. Please see the full website for detailed maps of all areas, in case your property is not within this selection.
You need to email the Project Centre by 5th December with any comments or objections: email@example.com
As we all know, at the end of each evening, every section of road in the Gorgie area (excluding the Greenway) is occupied by a parked car. If all these truly are residents cars, then these proposals will affect a lot of cars due to a loss of spaces. However, we do not know if all cars are residents’. They could be dumped vehicles, trades peoples’ vehicles, business owners’ vehicles or others, so this CPZ proposal may actually free up spaces for residents.
On a quick look, the main changes are:
- Wardlaw Terrace – will lose roughly 1/3 of existing spaces to no waiting double yellow lines (1/2 of the right hand side as you head down from Slateford Road). This loss of spaces could mean around 15 cars have to find parking elsewhere.
- Wheatfield Road – the entire west side bounding the railway and the right side next to the bowling green will change to Pay & Display spaces ONLY. This is different to shared use bays, so you would have to move your car the next morning.
- White Park – most of it will be no waiting, double yellow line.
- Bin Hubs – this is in conjunction with replacing the current bins with bin hubs. These will be going where there are small sections of no waiting double yellow lines (which are orange on the maps). There is a separate consultation for this, where you can submit comments via their embedded online survey: click here
- Stewart Terrace – there will be electric car charging spaces