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City centre investment wins top planning award

posted 14 Mar 2011, 02:37 by David Rintoul   [ updated 14 Mar 2011, 02:50 ]

The Grassmarket Redevelopment Project has won the 'Development on the Ground' category at the Scottish Government Awards for Quality in Planning.

Judges said they were particularly impressed with the project's interaction with a variety of stakeholders and the clear improvements achieved.

The primary aim of the works, which formed part of the 'Capital Streets' public realm improvement programme, was the redistribution of space from vehicles to pedestrians, allowing flexible use for events such as markets, film shows, dance events and concert performances.