Inch Park Regeneration Project

We have created a masterplan for regenerating Inch Park following meetings, workshops and other events that we held from summer 2021 with organisations and the community based in and around Inch Park. 

We opened a second stage of public consultation for comments on 3 August and this ran until 31 October 2022.

You can see the plan and a summary of the overall public response by following this link: Inch Park Masterplan - City of Edinburgh Council - Citizen Space 

UK Levelling Up Fund Bid

We bid to round 2 of the UK Government Levelling Up Fund for the Inch Park Regeneration project in summer 2022. Our bid was based on the masterplan.

On 19 January 2023 UK Government announced its decisions on bids and unfortunately we were unsuccesful. 

We always intended to bid to other funders and the work for the Levelling Up Fund bid can all be used in future planning for and care of the park. At January 2023 we are considering our next steps.

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Landscape architects Atkins and the Thriving Greenspaces project team created a masterplan for regenerating Inch Park following meetings, workshops and other events that we held from summer 2021 to early summer 2022. 

Organisations that have worked on this based in and around Inch Park include: 

  • Inch Community Association 

  • the Inch Park community sports clubs 

  • Gilmerton and Inch Community Council 

  • Liberton and District Community Council 

  • Bridgend Farmhouse

  • Parks and greenspace and Inch Plant Nursery staff. 

The plan includes: 

  • restoration of the historic Inch House and outbuildings with better access for people with disabilities 

  • reinstating the historic walled gardens, connecting them back to Inch House 

  • a new play area and facilities for children and young people 

  • new all-weather 11-a side ball sports pitch and facilities  

  • moving and improving Inch Plant Nursery with visitor, education and retail space 

  • a new café and hospitality facilities with public toilets and changing places 

  • new visitor facilities and community and enterprise spaces  

  • new performance and events space creating an excellent cultural and community hub 

  • other improvements to the park including new paths, lighting, entrances and furniture 

  • creating habitats for wildlife and connecting them to other city areas 

  • improving the drainage to better manage flood risks in Inch Park and the Braid Burn 

  • using sustainable low/zero carbon heating and power generation. 

We will continue to work with the public and seek your views as our plans develop.

Playing fields


Inch Park