Rejuvenation programme for Western Corner and Ratho Station
Western Corner and Ratho Station have been selected by the West Neighbourhood team to be rejuvenated under the Urban Centre Programme.
The city’s six neighbourhoods have been allocated £200,000 each to carry out programmes between 2009 and 2011.
This is to help create a more pleasant environment for those who live, work and visit them and to bring more business to these local shopping centres.
Improvements will be made to pavements and crossing points, while clearer signage and higher quality seating and greenery will be introduced.
Western Corner, near Corstorphine:
With a range of shopping facilities, the area has become a little run down and could do with some improvement.
So far the Partnership has spoken to all local shop keepers and contacted all residents in the area to see what they think would help improve Western Corner.
A consultant architect is working with the Partnership to draw up a draft design for the area.
This has seen some development in recent times. Being at the edge of an industrial estate, a lot of people pass through and the area is in need of a bit of revitalisation.
The Partnership is still at the early stages of the project but have met with the Ratho Station Residents Association and other local interests. We were also out on the streets speaking to people when the Get On mobile unit was in the village on 19 October.
From this initial consultation, our consultants have prepared a draft design to prompt discussion. We will hold further consultations in November and December.
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