Please only add Ideas here if your discussion does not fit within the 4 existing conversations:

  • PSMP Key Principles and Guidelines
  • Area Conditions
  • Application process for Organisers
  • Community Engagement.

The Public Space Management Plan (PSMP) will set out how we can manage public open spaces (parks, greenspace, roads, plazas, squares) under City of Edinburgh Council control, for events, filming and festivals. We're engaging with you to help develop and refine a draft plan.

The new PSMP will combine public spaces and parks into one document and will set out a strategy for how each of the city’s public spaces can be used. 

Additional Stakeholder Organisation Engagement

This conversation is for additional stakeholder organisation engagement. It provides an area for stakeholder organisations to engage, when the discussion does not fit within the 4 existing conversations; PSMP Key Principles and Guidelines, Area Conditions, Application process for Organisers, Community Engagement.


How to take part

  • Start by taking a look at ideas already initiated and the other 4 conversations
  • If you have a new idea/discussion that does not fit within the 4 existing conversations, click Add Idea to submit it
  • Register to leave a comment or Add Idea
  • Use the search and filter tools to find specific topics

When you click Add Idea  you will be asked for a Title. It would be useful if you could use your Organisation name for this. You then have 2 boxes, 'What is your idea?' and 'Why is your idea important?' each with a 10,000 word limit (about 20 pages of A4). It would be useful to use the 'What is your idea?' box for an executive summary and then paste your main text into the 'Why is your idea important?' box.  (The box titles are system defined).


There's a lot here. It's complex and we're all likely to have to make some compromises. None of us will probably get everything we want but hopefully we'll understand why and agree the outcome is fair and right for Edinburgh as a whole.

All ideas and suggestions are good ideas. They may even spark something transformational. We welcome positive input with a focus on what will work and what’s good.

If you don’t like something (and we won’t all agree!), try to come up with something better, that you feel may be accepted, possibly as a compromise, by the wider group.

What happens after I post?

  • Ideas and comments will be published as soon as possible 
  • Posts that duplicate existing ideas will be locked to keep the conversation in one place
  • Posts that are off-topic or don’t meet our moderation policy will not be published

Please give your input by 20th January 2021 to allow time for it to be included in the Draft PSMP.

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