Policies and strategies

Estates Department policies and strategy documents.

If you need any of these documents in an alternative format, for example in large print, please contact the Estates Department on 0131 650 9157


Estates Vision 2017 - 2027

The Estates Vision explains how we plan to achieve our goal of creating a world-class estate for a world-class university.

Accessibility Policy & Guidance

Accessibility Policy

Accessibility Policy Guidance

CCTV Policy

This Policy governs the installation and operation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras and systems by the University of Edinburgh or on University premises. 

CCTV Policy 

Integrated Travel Plan 2023 - 2030

The Integrated Transport Plan sets out how the University of Edinburgh will improve connectivity to and between our campuses and residencies with the intent of increasing the proportion of students and staff using sustainable transport options.

Vehicle Policy 2023

This Vehicle Policy aims to reduce legal, health and safety and financial liability and to control costs of managing University vehicles. 

University Vehicle Policy 

Space Management Policy

The methodology and principles for the reporting of NPRAS are detailed in the Space Management Policy.

Waste Strategy 2018/19 - 2022/23

The Strategy sets out how The University of Edinburgh will achieve its vision to becoming a zero waste University by embedding Circular Economy thinking, and putting waste prevention, reuse and recycling at the forefront of our relationship with resources.

Waste Strategy 2018/19 - 2022/23

Drinking Water Policy

The University has adopted a more sustainable and economic policy on drinking water and is dispensing with freestanding bottled water coolers and bottled water.

Drinking Water Policy 

Control of Legionella Bacteria within Water Systems Policy 

The purpose of this policy is to provide an effective framework for the control of risk from exposure to legionella bacteria (the causative agent of legionellosis, including Legionnaires’ disease) within water systems under the control of the University of Edinburgh.

Control of Legionella Bacteria within Water Systems Policy