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CITY CENTRE Neighbourhood Environmental Projects 2013-14 Overview. Environment Forum 17 th December 2013. Revenue/Capital/ NEPs Budget. Revenue Funding from income such as Housing rent, Parking charges taxes etc Funds repairs to our assets Capital Funding from Scottish Government

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CITY CENTRE

Neighbourhood Environmental Projects

2013-14 Overview

Environment Forum

17th December 2013

revenue capital neps budget
Revenue/Capital/NEPs Budget
  • Revenue
    • Funding from income such as Housing rent, Parking charges taxes etc
    • Funds repairs to our assets
  • Capital
    • Funding from Scottish Government
    • Funds replacement of assets or extension of its life
  • NEP’s
    • SFC needs to consult effectively with residents in order to deliver services at a local level. Local Neighbourhood teams enable us to plan and organise services and projects at a local level to meet the needs of local people.
    • The programme enables local communities to have a direct input into local projects.
    • For a potential project to be considered it should not just maintain the existing structure or asset but add value to it.
    • £85,000 budget per Neighbourhood Partnership
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King’s Stables Road
  • Due to existing road layout it is very difficult to gain access to St Cuthbert's Church from King's Stables Road. Access is only available via Lothian Road
  • Promote a new Traffic Regulation Order to allow access to St Cuthbert's by moving the no entry restriction. New signage and changes to the road layout required.
  • Project due to start February 2014 for a 2 week duration
  • Estimated cost of £20,000
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High School Yards
  • High School Yards have been blocked up for a number of years due to anti social behaviour.
  • Edinburgh University have approached CEC to re-open these as part of a major development.
  • New gated entry, new railings & fencing, new street lighting and structural repairs
  • This project is being part funded by Edinburgh World Heritage and Edinburgh University
  • Estimated cost £50,000
  • Estimated start date in February
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Thistle Street
  • Resurfacing of carriageway and footway
  • Carriageway raised to footway level to improve pedestrian access and reduce traffic speeds
  • Project Co-ordinated to allow Scottish Water to replace mains water supply (Start 6th January for 8 weeks)
  • Project start of 17th February for 12 weeks
  • Estimated £160,000 (Part funded by Roads Capital Budget)
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Abbey Street
  • Remove concrete flags from footway and resurface with tarmac
  • New footway surface will improve access for elderly and for the primary school
  • Project starts in February for 1 week
  • Funded by additional £50k NEPs budget
  • Estimated cost of £15k
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Heriot Bridge
  • Uplift the tarmac and replace with caithness stone the back area of the estate
  • Repaint the car cark area to enable disabled parking to be near the parking entrance and to provide a bike store at the far end.
  • Replant shrub bed at the front of the estate.
  • Paint the railings to the Heriot Bridge garden.
  • Replace a section of fencing on the back wall.
  • Estimated to start in January
  • Estimated cost of £34,000
housing funded neps projects
Housing Funded NEPs Projects

Browns Close - New water tap

Lochend Close – Garden redesign & clean up

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Housing Funded NEPs Projects

Chessels Court – New steps

India Place Allotments – secure entrance and new trees to be planted

summary
Summary
  • NEP – Neighbourhood Environmental Projects
  • £85k per Neighbourhood Partnership Area
  • Funded from the Roads Capital Budget
  • Gives autonomy of spend to deliver Neighbourhood priorities
  • Projects should be driven by the local community
  • Projects should be Roads related
  • Can combine funding with internal / external sources
  • Housing Revenue Account - £21k
  • Preparation of a 3 year programme of projects