Community aims and objectives

As a result of a number of public meetings and investigations by focus groups, the following issues were raised by local residents and businesses as being necessary to strengthen the mix of community and commercial facilities in the area to ensure a vibrant sustainable future for the area.

More specifically there was strong support for:

With these aims and objectives in mind we have developed a strategy for the regeneration of the Canongate which accords with the current Development Plan, the World Heritage Management Plan, the Community Plan and Historic Scotland’s Memorandum of Guidance. These alternatives would have long term benefits for the community by creating a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable development for the area. Most importantly this plan is based on the aspirations and needs which the existing community have identified.