Little France: proposals for a new Edinburgh park

On behalf of City of Edinburgh Council, ELGT have submmited a Pre Application Notice to create new public parkland on the open space between the Royal Infirmary and Craigmillar. With the arrival of the new BioQuarter and a range of other new developments, some under construction with others at various stages of the planning process, if accepted, the new park will provide a valuable green asset to new and existing communities.

Central to the plans is high-quality cycle/walking route through the park to form a strategic active travel link  connecting to/extending the city's cycle network. Read more...

The existing landscape features will be enhanced or extended, including wetland habitats, woodland planting, meadow grassland and space for events or informal sports. There is also the possibility of including amenites such as play play parks or well-designed natural play facilities.

Download a PDF outlining the key proposals

Download a map of the proposed parkland

The initial consultation runs until 25th September 2015. ELGT has worked in partnership with a range of stakeholders to progress the park to tthis stage, including City of Edinburgh Council, PARC Craigmillar, NHS Lothian, SNH, Scottish Enterprise, University of Edinburgh, Forestry Commission for Scotland and Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh.

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