Reducing the Impact of Utility Works

5 Sep 2023

Many residents regularly contact with frustrations about overrunning utility works especially when it appears that there is no one working on the site.

Presently the Council has extremely limited powers in forcing companies to complete works so there is little incentive to get them done.

Local Lib Dem councillor Hal Osler said, "Lib Dem colleagues on the Transport and Environment Committee got full support in a recent motion asking that officers should explore all avenues with Transport Scotland and the Scottish Government, either to maximise the use of existing legal powers or to seek additional powers like those now used elsewhere, to ensure that Edinburgh has the broadest range of mechanisms to reduce the impact of utility works.

"Thank you to all those who have made contact, we will continue to push to get more powers as we know and share the frustration that this issue causes."