Conservation areas have special architectural or historic interest. There are 49 in Edinburgh. The Council must protect these areas, and there are extra rules to control building work.
Neighbourhood Partnerships are made up of councillors, public agencies, community representatives, Police, NHS Lothian and the voluntary sector. The key focus of the Partnerships is to address issues that affect local quality of life.\\n\\nThe Partnerships are able to make recommendations and provide guidance and direction to the Council and partner organisations. They’ll also take on decisions relating to environment, open space and traffic management; they’ll be responsible for local consultation; they’ll award small community grants for local projects, and they’ll be able to inform the development of city strategies – making sure they reflect local needs and priorities.
This dataset contains the locations of permanent CCTV cameras in the Edinburgh Council area
Shapefile showing the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust Site. This differs from the actual World Heritage Boundary - it is extended to the north to cover the New Town Conservation Area. This is to enable the EWHT to administer the larger area which includes Old and New Towns.
Locations of Air Quality Management Areas in the City of Edinburgh Council area
The locations of polling stations used in elections.
Local landscape designation, relevant to the area of the Rural West Edinburgh Local Plan. AOLQs are identified as part of the local plan process.
Trees, groups of trees, woodlands and areas of trees that have been afforded the statutory protection of a Tree Preservation Order.
Natural neighbourhoods are neighbourhood definitions and boundaries created during a consultation with Edinburgh residents. Natural neighbourhood boundaries were created in 2004 as part of a review of ward boundaries. The city has changed much since then, the population has increased, new neighbourhoods have appeared and demolition has taken place in other areas so the 2014 consultation has updated these boundaries. The boundaries will be used by the Council and its partners to plan services, consultations and inform policy and strategy development.
Polygon shapefile showing the boundaries of all designated Green Belts in and around the City of Edinburgh. These boundaries come from the Edinburgh City Local Plan and the Rural West Edinburgh Local Plan.