Portobello Community Council

Brighton Place Sett Reconstruction – update 19 October

Posted on: October 19th, 2018

Work progress Phase 1 of the sett renewal work started on 24 September 2018. Portobello High Street to Lee Crescent has now been fully excavated. Works has started on laying the foundation layer of the road construction. A water main encased in concrete has been discovered during the excavation works. This was unexpected but we’ve […]

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Brighton Place Sett Reconstruction – updated 27 September

Posted on: September 20th, 2018

The following information is the most up-to-date Portobello Community Council has on the City of Edinburgh Council’s programme to reconstruct Brighton Place with setts. It is based on information presented to traders at a meeting on 19 September and an earlier meeting on 28 August. It was updated 27 September with final bus diversion details […]

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Brighton Place Sett Reconstruction – update 10 July

Posted on: July 10th, 2018

The following information is the most up-to-date Portobello Community Council has on the programme to reconstruct Brighton Place with setts. It is based on information shared by Lothian Buses ahead of the 25 June meeting, discussion at the meeting and subsequent follow up from Cllr Laidlaw. City of Edinburgh Council officials were asked for an […]

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Brighton Place Sett Reconstruction – update 5 June

Posted on: June 5th, 2018

At the last Portobello Community Council meeting we had representatives along from City of Edinburgh Council and Lothian Buses to update on the plans for Brighton Place. Lothian Buses have agreed that points raised by the community regarding buses would be considered further and alternative solutions to temporary routes and bus stops would be explored. […]

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Ask City of Edinburgh Council and Lothian Buses about Brighton Place work

Posted on: May 21st, 2018

Our updates on the programme to reconstruct Brighton Place with setts, over a 60 week closure, and bus diversions generated a lot of interest locally. We have arranged for representatives from City of Edinburgh Council and Lothian Buses to come along to the next Portobello Community Council meeting, this coming Monday 28 May from 7:30pm […]

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Brighton Place Sett Reconstruction – bus diversions

Posted on: May 5th, 2018

Following the recent update on the programme to replace setts on Brighton Place Portobello Community Council have further information on the proposed bus diversion routes. These will see Portobello High Street without the service of the 21, 42 and 49 routes. The 69 route, which is intended to get people to Portobello High Street and […]

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Brighton Place Sett Reconstruction – update 26 April

Posted on: April 26th, 2018

We have received an update from City of Edinburgh Council on the planned reconstruction of Brighton Place with setts: Sett reconstruction work will be carried out from the railway bridge to Portobello High Street. The contract to carry out the work has yet to be awarded, therefore, there is no official start date. However, it […]

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Brighton Place to be reconstructed with setts; estimated at 60 weeks

Posted on: March 9th, 2018

The Transport and Environment Committee of the City of Edinburgh Council today agreed a programme of roadworks to reconstruct Brighton Place using traditional setts. This reverses a previous decision, of January 2016, for renewal of Brighton Place using asphalt and removing the setts. Portobello Community Council wrote (attached) to the committee members, and Executive Director […]

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Council Officers Seek Brighton Place Setts U-Turn

Posted on: February 26th, 2018

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 […]

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Brighton Place Resurfacing Decision Due

Posted on: January 11th, 2016

A decision on the resurfacing of Brighton Place is expected tomorrow Tuesday, 12 January, with council officials recommending a proposal to renew the setts at an estimated cost of more than £1m. The issue is to be discussed as part of Item 7.6 – Road, Footway and Bridges Investment – Capital Programme for 2016/17 which states: 3.30 The resurfacing […]

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