Strategic Development Plan Consultation

The Strategic Development Plan is about long-term planning, setting a vision and spatial strategy for Edinburgh and South East Scotland.  As part of the preparation of the second Strategic Development Plan - SESplan, the Strategic Development Plan Authority, have published a Main Issues Report.  The Main Issues Report is a consultation document which highlights the key challenges facing the region over the next 20 years and presents a series of issues and options on how to address them.  An Easy Read Guide has been prepared. 

Key questions include - where can growth be accommodated and should new housing development be focussed on the city or spread across the region.

Consultation takes place from 21 July 2015 until 30 September 2015.  Hard copies of documents are available in libraries and at Planning Reception, Waverley Court.  A series of events are being hosted by SESplan including drop in events, Community Council events, touring exhibition and themed events.  Details are available on the SESplan website.   Responses should be submitted via the SESplan Consultation Portal.  Responses will be used to inform the policies in the second Strategic Development Plan.  

For further information contact - Lindsay Robertson, Planning Officer. Tel: 0131 469 9332 or

Planning and Building Standards
Services for Communities
The City of Edinburgh Council
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