Proposals for the redevelopment of Picardy Place, November 2017

The Council has proposed a set of plans for Picardy Place which we think will have a devastating effect on the Cathedral. 

A copy of the indicative road layout is available here (pdf) and on the notice board in the Cathedral porch.  

We are to lose much of the space directly in front of the Cathedral. The pedestrianized area and the parking / drop-off area will disappear altogether and be replaced by a "double bus stop", which will have serious implications for disabled and infirm parishioners who are not able to use public transport to travel to and from the Cathedral.  

As yet there is nowhere confirmed for wedding or funeral corteges to stop outside the Cathedral.  


You can give feedback directly to Edinburgh Council on their consultation hub here

Officials and Elected Representatives

Cllr Lesley Macinnes, Convenor of the Transport and Environment Committee lesley.macinnes@edinburgh.gov.uk
Tel: 0131 529 4863

Members of the Transport and Environment Committee, email takes the format: firstname.surname@edinburgh.gov.uk
Cllr Lesley Macinnes Convenor (SNP)
Cllr Karen Doran vice convenor, (Labour) 
Cllr Scott Arthur (SNP) 
Cllr Chas Booth (Green) 
Cllr Graeme Bruce (Conservative) 
Cllr Steve Burgess (Green) 
Cllr Nick Cook (Conservative) 
Cllr Scott Douglas (Conservative) 
Cllr Gillian Gloyer (Liberal Democrat) 
Cllr David Key (SNP) 

Paul Lawrence, Executive Director of Place, Edinburgh District Council, Level 2.6 Waverley Court, 4 East Market St, EH8 8BG
Tel: 0131 529 7325

Ruth Davidson MSP (Conservative)

Deidre Brock MP (SNP)