Transport/Planning

OH JOY, IT'S A GYRATORY

Proposals for a new gyratory on Picardy Place were approved at a meeting of the Transport & Environment Committee this morning. Councillors voted in favour by 9 votes to 2, with only the Scottish Greens against.

What follows is an impressionistic summary of the main points. For local-government enthusiasts whose Netflix subscriptions have run out, the whole meeting is available to enjoy here for free.

Deputations

FINAL PLANS FOR PICARDY PLACE?

New Picardy Place proposals emerged today in a report going before the Transport & Environment Committee on 25 January.

They may be the last.

The changes partly fulfil what the public asked for in the extended consultation process before Christmas, which drew around 1,000 responses from Edinburgh stakeholders and residents. 

The 34-page report lists key features of the revision as:

LEITH STREET CHOP

The Greenside Link is no more. 

In still conditions during the small hours of this morning, contractors succeeded in cutting it at either end and gently lowering the central section by crane onto the development site beside the ruins of the King James Hotel. 

If you compare the photo below with the one we posted yesterday, you’ll notice not a lot has changed.

Except for a sudden abundance of thin air.

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