Historic character to be fully appraised

South Queensferry High Street
South Queensferry High Street

Residents in Queensferry are being invited to share their views on the town’s historic conservation area.

Recently concerns have focused more on potential new builds in the town.

But the city council is now seeking views on preserving the area between the foreshore and Station Road. For it is in the midst of updating its Queensferry Conservation Area Character Appraisal.

The council has made recommendations for the streetscape, pedestrian connectivity and traffic management and parking.

The council said: “Solutions or improvements to these issues would make a significant difference to the quality and vitality of the historic environment in the town.”

The consultation runs from Monday until December 1 and can be viewed online at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/CACAreview

It will also be on view in Queensferry Library from October 27 to November 8. Drop-in sessions will be held at the library on October 27 from 2pm to 6pm and November 5, from 2pm to 8pm.

Community leaders and Queensferry Ambition were involved in updated appraisal.

Local archtitect Wil Tunnel added: “It doesn’t make specific proposals for the future of the area but should allow for sensible control of development in it.”