Our Guidance for Householders is being reviewed and we’d like your comments on the proposed changes.
What the Guidance is for
The Guidance is for people considering altering or extending their house. This includes dormers, conservatories, extensions, decking, garages and outbuildings. It aims to assist in creating high quality and well designed alterations and extensions that:
- complement the existing house, leaving it as the dominant element
- maintain the quality and character of the surrounding area and
- respect the amenity of the adjacent neighbours
What are the changes?
The main changes include:
- reordering the document
- clarification of some text
- text on self-contained extensions
- bungalow extensions and
- roof terraces.
Changes have been made as a result of internal consultation with planning teams and reviewing the use of the Guidance in decision making.
Have your say
You can give us comments using the consultation hub, which also contains a link to the draft revised Guidance. After the consultation we will consider if any further amendments to the document are required before reporting the changes to Planning Committee for approval.
Consultation on the Guidance will close on 2 June 2017.
2 thoughts on “Guidance for Householders Review”
This traffic warden approach to planning is a lot of nonsense. What pray tell, is the point of a policy saying that an extension has to be at least 0.3m back from the existing elevation?
Hi Lindsay, thanks for the feedback, we’ll take this on board with the comments. If you have any other comments please give us some feedback through the consultation hub https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/guidance-for-householders/. Thanks