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

Brunstane Road to close for 18 month trial, from approx September

Posted on: January 26th, 2021

Following a discussion and vote at the City of Edinburgh Council Transport and Environment Committee on Thursday 28 January the “Trial Closure of Brunstane Road and Associated Measures to Mitigate Intrusive Traffic in the Coillesdene Area” is being implemented. This will see the road closed at the railway bridge on a trial 18 month basis (likely from ~September 2021), with through access maintained for pedestrians and cyclists.

The discussion starts at 05:06 (click to view) in the committee proceedings.

This report recommends that Committee:
1.1.1 notes the contents of the report and the findings of the most recent and previous consultation exercises;
1.1.2 agrees to the trial taking place using the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) process;
1.1.3 notes that further updates will be provided throughout the duration of the trial; and
1.1.4 agrees that further consultation takes place during the trial to determine if the closure should become permanent.

Full report attached.

The Council undertook a consultation exercise, with 1050 responses. 27% were supportive of the proposal, with 72% against. This is broadly inline with Portobello Community Council’s own consultation. Both consultations also highlight support for the proposal amongst residents living on the southern section of Brunstane Road.

We note that the results of our consultation have been linked as background reading in the report. However, those results have not been explored in the report, and our own response is buried within the 1000 responses in the appendix. As such Portobello Community Council has submitted a deputation to the committee, attached.