Edinburgh CPZ

Phase 1 of the implementation of Controlled Parking Zones across Edinburgh

Closes Tuesday 12th November 2019 Submit your comments

Overview

In response to concerns from residents, the City of Edinburgh Council carried out a citywide review of parking. Having considered the results of that review, the Council is now proposing measures to address the identified parking pressures.

Four phases of new parking controls have been proposed. Draft proposals have now been prepared for Phase 1, which covers the following areas: Abbeyhill, Leith, Leith Walk, North Leith, Pilrig, Gorgie and Shandon.

Use the tabs on the left to view the draft proposals for each area.

You can find out more about the parking review and the background to these proposals on the Council’s website at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/parkingreview

North Leith & Leith

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for North Leith.

 

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for Leith.

Pilrig & Leith Walk

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for Pilrig.

 

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for Leith Walk.

Abbeyhill

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for Abbeyhill.

Gorgie North & Gorgie

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for Gorgie North.

 

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map Gorgie.

Shandon & Craiglockhart (B8 PPA)

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for Shandon.

 

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for Craiglockhart.

Drop-in sessions

We will be holding six public drop-in sessions where you can come and speak to our team, ask questions you may have and view the area maps in large print.

These sessions will be held at:

Gorgie/Shandon areas

  • Gorgie Dalry Stenhouse Church, 190-192 Gorgie Rd, EH11 2NX on Friday 1 Nov 2019, 11am-2pm
  • Drennan Hall, Polwarth Parish Church, 36-38 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 1LU on Friday 1 Nov 2019, 4-7pm
  • North Merchiston Club, 48 Watson Cres, EH11 1EP on Thursday 7 Nov, 11am-2pm

Leith area

  • St. Paul’s Church, 1b Pilrig St, EH6 5AH on Thursday 31 Oct 2019, 4-7pm
  • North Leith Parish Church, 1a Madeira Pl, EH6 4AW on Tuesday 5 Nov 2019, 4-7pm
  • Fort Community Centre, 25 N Fort St, EH6 4HF on Wednesday 6 Nov, 11am-2pm

 

FAQs

What type of control is proposed for my area?
We are proposing to introduce Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ) in each of the areas covered by this consultation.

What is a CPZ?
A CPZ is an area where all available space is controlled. Kerbside space is either allocated as parking places, or is controlled by yellow lines. In a CPZ there will be no uncontrolled parking space.

How do CPZs work?
CPZs work by managing how the available space is used. A combination of different types of parking places help people who live and visit the area to find places to park, allow loading while yellow lines keep traffic moving and create safer conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users. Parking controls can also deter commuting by private vehicle, encouraging non-residents to consider how they travel into the city and encouraging them to use more sustainable forms of transport.

What parking would be available?
Parking will mainly consist of either permit holder parking or shared-use parking, both of which can be used by permit holders. Shared-use parking can also be used by pay-and-display customers, upon payment of the relevant charge. There may also be some pay-and-display parking places near to shops. Existing disabled parking places and city car club spaces will not be affected by the proposals.

When would a CPZ operate?
The times during which parking controls apply vary across the city. The basic hours of restriction are Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm. However, the results of this consultation will help the Council decide the hours and days of control in each area.

Am I eligible for a permit?
To be eligible for a resident’s permit you must both live and have a vehicle registered at an address within a CPZ. Permits are available for most vehicle types, provided that the vehicle is not more than 2.5m in height. Each household would be entitled to up to two permits, but only one permit can be issued to any individual.

Would I have to buy a permit?
If you are a resident and wish to park your vehicle on-street during the hours of control, then you may need to buy a permit. For short periods you would be able to pay-and-display, but for longer periods residents would find it beneficial to have a permit.

How much will permits cost?
No decision has been made on what the cost of permits might be in your area. Costs will be dependent on a number of factors, including the proposed hours and days when parking controls apply as well as your vehicle’s emissions. Details of current permit prices in existing CPZs can be found on the Council’s website at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/parking.

How will CPZ affect my visitors?
Your visitors will be able to make use of pay-and-display parking. However, each household within the CPZ would also be entitled to buy an annual allocation of visitor permits. Each permit allows 90 minutes of parking and is a cheaper alternative to pay-and-display.

How will CPZ affect blue badge holders?
Blue badge holders who are resident in a CPZ can obtain a permit at no cost. Blue badge holders also receive an increased number of visitor permits at reduced cost. All blue badge holders can park for free, and without limit of stay, in any shared use or pay-and-display parking place.

Would I still be able to have tradesmen visit?
Yes. You can issue tradesmen with visitor permits or they can use pay-and-display parking. They can also apply to the Council for a Trades Permit.

What parking will there be for businesses?
Certain business types can obtain permits if they can show that there is a business need for their vehicle. Otherwise, all non-residential parking will be subject to the lengths of stay and charges that apply at pay-and-display parking places. The scheme is designed to discourage commuting to work by private vehicle, so options for long-stay parking are likely to be limited.

Privacy Statement

This consultation is being carried out by Project Centre Limited for and on behalf of The City of Edinburgh Council.

All personal data submitted in connection with the consultation is processed by Project Centre Limited on behalf of The City of Edinburgh Council.

Edinburgh Council’s Privacy Notice, which explains how personal data submitted in connection with this consultation is used is available on their website

Overview

Overview

In response to concerns from residents, the City of Edinburgh Council carried out a citywide review of parking. Having considered the results of that review, the Council is now proposing measures to address the identified parking pressures.

Four phases of new parking controls have been proposed. Draft proposals have now been prepared for Phase 1, which covers the following areas: Abbeyhill, Leith, Leith Walk, North Leith, Pilrig, Gorgie and Shandon.

Use the tabs on the left to view the draft proposals for each area.

You can find out more about the parking review and the background to these proposals on the Council’s website at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/parkingreview

North Leith & Leith

North Leith & Leith

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for North Leith.

 

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for Leith.

Pilrig & Leith Walk

Pilrig & Leith Walk

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for Pilrig.

 

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for Leith Walk.

Abbeyhill

Abbeyhill

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for Abbeyhill.

Gorgie North & Gorgie

Gorgie North & Gorgie

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for Gorgie North.

 

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map Gorgie.

Shandon & Craiglockhart (B8 PPA)

Shandon & Craiglockhart (B8 PPA)

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for Shandon.

 

Click here to leave your comments on the interactive map for Craiglockhart.

Drop-in sessions

Drop-in sessions

We will be holding six public drop-in sessions where you can come and speak to our team, ask questions you may have and view the area maps in large print.

These sessions will be held at:

Gorgie/Shandon areas

  • Gorgie Dalry Stenhouse Church, 190-192 Gorgie Rd, EH11 2NX on Friday 1 Nov 2019, 11am-2pm
  • Drennan Hall, Polwarth Parish Church, 36-38 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 1LU on Friday 1 Nov 2019, 4-7pm
  • North Merchiston Club, 48 Watson Cres, EH11 1EP on Thursday 7 Nov, 11am-2pm

Leith area

  • St. Paul’s Church, 1b Pilrig St, EH6 5AH on Thursday 31 Oct 2019, 4-7pm
  • North Leith Parish Church, 1a Madeira Pl, EH6 4AW on Tuesday 5 Nov 2019, 4-7pm
  • Fort Community Centre, 25 N Fort St, EH6 4HF on Wednesday 6 Nov, 11am-2pm

 

FAQs

FAQs

What type of control is proposed for my area?
We are proposing to introduce Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ) in each of the areas covered by this consultation.

What is a CPZ?
A CPZ is an area where all available space is controlled. Kerbside space is either allocated as parking places, or is controlled by yellow lines. In a CPZ there will be no uncontrolled parking space.

How do CPZs work?
CPZs work by managing how the available space is used. A combination of different types of parking places help people who live and visit the area to find places to park, allow loading while yellow lines keep traffic moving and create safer conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users. Parking controls can also deter commuting by private vehicle, encouraging non-residents to consider how they travel into the city and encouraging them to use more sustainable forms of transport.

What parking would be available?
Parking will mainly consist of either permit holder parking or shared-use parking, both of which can be used by permit holders. Shared-use parking can also be used by pay-and-display customers, upon payment of the relevant charge. There may also be some pay-and-display parking places near to shops. Existing disabled parking places and city car club spaces will not be affected by the proposals.

When would a CPZ operate?
The times during which parking controls apply vary across the city. The basic hours of restriction are Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm. However, the results of this consultation will help the Council decide the hours and days of control in each area.

Am I eligible for a permit?
To be eligible for a resident’s permit you must both live and have a vehicle registered at an address within a CPZ. Permits are available for most vehicle types, provided that the vehicle is not more than 2.5m in height. Each household would be entitled to up to two permits, but only one permit can be issued to any individual.

Would I have to buy a permit?
If you are a resident and wish to park your vehicle on-street during the hours of control, then you may need to buy a permit. For short periods you would be able to pay-and-display, but for longer periods residents would find it beneficial to have a permit.

How much will permits cost?
No decision has been made on what the cost of permits might be in your area. Costs will be dependent on a number of factors, including the proposed hours and days when parking controls apply as well as your vehicle’s emissions. Details of current permit prices in existing CPZs can be found on the Council’s website at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/parking.

How will CPZ affect my visitors?
Your visitors will be able to make use of pay-and-display parking. However, each household within the CPZ would also be entitled to buy an annual allocation of visitor permits. Each permit allows 90 minutes of parking and is a cheaper alternative to pay-and-display.

How will CPZ affect blue badge holders?
Blue badge holders who are resident in a CPZ can obtain a permit at no cost. Blue badge holders also receive an increased number of visitor permits at reduced cost. All blue badge holders can park for free, and without limit of stay, in any shared use or pay-and-display parking place.

Would I still be able to have tradesmen visit?
Yes. You can issue tradesmen with visitor permits or they can use pay-and-display parking. They can also apply to the Council for a Trades Permit.

What parking will there be for businesses?
Certain business types can obtain permits if they can show that there is a business need for their vehicle. Otherwise, all non-residential parking will be subject to the lengths of stay and charges that apply at pay-and-display parking places. The scheme is designed to discourage commuting to work by private vehicle, so options for long-stay parking are likely to be limited.

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

This consultation is being carried out by Project Centre Limited for and on behalf of The City of Edinburgh Council.

All personal data submitted in connection with the consultation is processed by Project Centre Limited on behalf of The City of Edinburgh Council.

Edinburgh Council’s Privacy Notice, which explains how personal data submitted in connection with this consultation is used is available on their website

Have your say

What you think about the introduction of parking controls in your area? Fill out our survey to give your feedback. You can also email us at Edinburgh.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk.

You can also attend one of our drop-in sessions to view area maps in large print and to speak with our team.

Sessions will be held at the following venues and times:

Gorgie/Shandon areas

  • Gorgie Dalry Stenhouse Church, 190-192 Gorgie Rd, EH11 2NX on Friday 1 Nov 2019, 11am-2pm
  • Drennan Hall, Polwarth Parish Church, 36-38 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 1LU on Friday 1 Nov 2019, 4-7pm
  • North Merchiston Club, 48 Watson Cres, EH11 1EP on Thursday 7 Nov, 11am-2pm

Leith area

  • St. Paul’s Church, 1b Pilrig St, EH6 5AH on Thursday 31 Oct 2019, 4-7pm
  • North Leith Parish Church, 1a Madeira Pl, EH6 4AW on Tuesday 5 Nov 2019, 4-7pm
  • Fort Community Centre, 25 N Fort St, EH6 4HF on Wednesday 6 Nov, 11am-2pm