Lord Hardie, Chairman of the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry has called on members of the public to submit written evidence.
The inquiry has published an extensive “list of issues” that they seek evidence on, including the management of the infrastructure works programme, as well as the impact the troubled project had on businesses and local residents.
Given Leith bore the brunt of much of the mismanagement it’s likely there’ll be more than a few submissions from locals.
Lord Hardie said in a statement: “Large infrastructure projects such as the Edinburgh Trams project generate vast quantities of documentation. The team has already gathered over 5 million documents, and is using innovative and sophisticated document management technology to assist in the review. By using this technology the time required to examine and analyse the material is being significantly reduced.
“In December last year I announced that at the appropriate time and stage I would make a formal call for evidence from members of the public affected by the delay and by the restricted nature of the project that was ultimately delivered.
“I am making that appeal to the public.
“The Edinburgh Tram Inquiry must base its findings on direct evidence from those affected by the planning and construction phase of the Edinburgh Trams project.
“Whether a local resident, business, developer or other interested party, this is the public’s opportunity to offer views on the direction of the Inquiry and to provide evidence for consideration.”
More details on how to submit evidence to the inquiry is available here.
The deadline for submissions is the 4th of August.
Meanwhile, it could be just a few weeks before councillors consider whether to extend the tram line further towards Leith. Again.