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Public Spaces Protocol

The Public Spaces Protocol provides a framework by which the Council and partners can better balance out the use of public spaces in Edinburgh; particularly in high demand spaces within the central area of the city.

The Protocol was developed following extensive consultation with citizens, partner organisations and stakeholders, and careful testing and review involving a wide range of Council services. 

The Protocol seeks to balance and respect the needs of residents, partner organisations and stakeholders, to ensure the city delivers the right ‘things’, taking place in the right spaces, and at the right time.

Read the full Public Space Protocol report.