On an evening in late November Community Councils and community groups came together, at the invite of Cllr Perry, to discuss the engagement process so far for the Edinburgh Local Development Plan. It was an opportunity for those involved in the plan to talk through how we continue to improve how we engage in the future. The discussion centred around the aims of the process so far, how best to share information and the value of the Development Plan Scheme in this process. The feedback we received from the event will inform how we engage on the current Local Development Plan as well as how we provide updates. Themes emerged around a need to:
- use clearer language
- make maps easier to read
- set out what has changed
- tell more people about the plan and
- work closer with Community Councils.
The evening ended with a look at what lies ahead in the plan making process as a result of a requirement to identify more land for housing and we noted the intention to undertake the next period of representation on the plan from early June to September 2014. If you were unable to attend the event or have more that you’d like to say about the engagement process to date then please complete our survey.