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Edinburgh City Plan needs tougher parking policies and to challenge airport expansion

Published 22 December 2021 by Transform Scotland

We have today published our response to The City of Edinburgh Council’s ‘City Plan 2030’, the period for representations on which closed on Monday this week (20 December).

Transform director Colin Howden said:

“We welcome much of the content of the City Plan 2030, which represents clear progress on previous development plans. We are pleased to see the target for the city to be ‘net zero’ by 2030; the acknowledgment of the causes and impacts of climate change; and the commitment to sustainable growth in future. We also welcome the very positive approach to active and public travel.

“However, the Plan has some considerable flaws and we object to the inadequate approach to private car access and parking provision, and any expansion of the airport.”

Transform Scotland have submitted representations on policies ‘Inf 7 Private Car Parking’ and ‘Place 17 – Edinburgh Airport‘. However, the narrative response now published here contains a more rounded commentary on the Plan.