The Development Plan Scheme
The newest Development Plan Scheme was approved on the 7 September 2017. Every Development Plan Scheme has a Participation Statement. This sets out how we will engage with the public as we get ready to prepare for the next LDP.
The planning system can impact everyone. So, it is important that all members of the public, community groups and organisations have their say about what’s in a LDP.
This year, we have considered the feedback we received from the LDP engagement survey when writing our Participation Statement.
Following the public’s comments, we are now working towards raising better awareness of the LDP process and improving the opportunities for you to get involved with creating the Plan.
To kick things off, we are:
1) Writing a communication plan.
69 people responded to our consultation survey. We found that the majority were over 65 and retired.
As result, we now know we must find better ways to:
2) Engage with the 16 – 54 age group.
47/69 respondents disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement that “I think that the Edinburgh Local Development Plan process was good“.
Because of this, we are working to understand:
3) Better ways to involve all community groups in the creation of our next LDP;
4) Your preferred method and frequency of update from us; and
5) How we can make it easier for you to comment on proposals and let you know how we use your comments.
What happens next?
We will keep you updated with the work we are doing to deliver the first LDP with a frequent series of blog posts.
Moving forward, these will begin to touch on preparing the next LDP – LDP 2.
A new Development Plan Scheme will be published in 2018 and will include details and dates of engagement activities that you can get involved in.