Brighton Place should be resurfaced with setts overturning a previous decision, according to a city streets strategy paper going before councillors on the Transport and Environment Committee on Thursday.
The T&E Committee decided in January 2016 that Brighton Place should be resurfaced in asphalt.
Council Officers are now seeking to overturn that decision following the publication of the Finalised Strategy for Setted Streets document.
3.31 The resurfacing of Brighton Place was approved by the Transport and Environment Committee, as part of the 2015/16 Capital Investment Programme, on 28 October 2014. It was agreed that consultation should be carried out in Portobello to determine the appropriate type of resurfacing. Brighton Place is a setted street in a conservation area.
3.32 The most extensive of the consultations was carried out by Portobello Community Council, receiving over 400 responses. The results from their consultation slightly favoured removing the setts and replacing with asphalt. Consultation was also undertaken by Brighton and Rosefield Residents Association, Portobello Heritage Trust and Portobello Amenity Society. All of these stakeholders strongly supported the renewal of setts in Brighton Place.
3.33 The Transport and Environment Committee approved the resurfacing of Brighton Place with asphalt, removing the setts, at its meeting on 12 January 2016.
3.34 Since this meeting several deputations have been presented to the Transport and Environment Committee and the decision was taken to put the resurfacing of Brighton Place on hold until the findings of this report were presented to Committee.
3.35 Based on the findings within this report it is recommended to reconstruct the setts in Brighton Place, in line with Council policy.