Heritage masterplan for Edinburgh sets out sustainable tourism model for World Heritage Site; Tom Anstey; Leisure Management

UK – Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

A blueprint designed to create a sustainable tourism model for, and to protect, the world heritage of Edinburgh has been revealed, with the City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh World Heritage and Historic Environment Scotland uniting to develop the five-year masterplan.

Edinburgh is made up of two distinct areas – the Old Town and the New Town. The former is dominated by a medieval fortress, while the latter has been developed from the 18th century onwards, with its design having a far-reaching influence on urban planning in Europe.

Designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1995, the masterplan for Edinburgh places briefs on vacant sites, which developers will have to comply with when proposing new additions to the area. The briefs, according to the masterplan, will outline the city’s expectations for potential designs and how that will fit into the historical context of the area.

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