• Portobello Community Council
  • c/o 14 Rosefield Avenue
  • Portobello
  • EH15 1AU

Stanley Street – Hope Lane

Posted on: May 20th, 2020

Dear Stakeholder

Proposed partial road closure Stanley St – Hope Lane


Please be advised that we are proposing to partially close Stanley Street/Hope Lane as part of overall emergency measures to re-designate key parts of the road network to help pedestrians and cyclists travel safely while meeting physical distancing requirements.  Such measures are required urgently to help prevent people from becoming ill or coming to harm by infection from COVID-19 whilst implementing physical distancing requirements.  

The closure of Stanley Street/Hope lane has been identified as an urgent scheme to provide an alternative low traffic corridor for people to walk and cycle and will facilitate access to nearby green spaces such as Figgate Park for exercise.  The closure of Stanley Street/Hope Lane would be implemented under emergency delegated decision-making powers using a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order. Given the urgent nature of these works, normal expectations about community consultations cannot be fulfilled.

This notification is provided to you, as a key stakeholder, to enable you to raise any immediate concerns or queries with officers on the measures proposed.  Your feedback will help to inform the decision-making process around whether the measures should be progressed using the aforementioned delegated powers. If the proposal is agreed for implementation, formal publicity will then be undertaken so that local people are aware of the changes. A dedicated inbox has been set up to help us manage any feedback around measures and to capture suggestions for new proposals.

If you have any queries or concerns around this proposed measure, please respond to spacesforpeople@edinburgh.gov.uk by Monday 25 May at 5 pm.

I have attached a map of the proposed closure for your information.


Spaces for people team