There are less than two weeks left to take part in our consultation on Edinburgh’s Proposed Designation of a Short-Term Let Control Area. which closes on the 5th November 2021.
Legislation introduced in April 2021 allows a local authority, subject to the approval of Scottish Government, to designate all or part of their area as a short-term let control area.
It is proposed that the entire Council area is designated as a Short-Term Let Control Area.
In the absence of a Control Area use of a dwelling for short-term let only requires planning permission if on assessment of the material circumstances it is considered a change of use has occurred. Therefore, currently the use of many dwellings as short-term lets falls out with planning control.
A control area for Edinburgh, that establishes the need for planning permission for short-terms lets, would help manage high concentrations of short-term letting, control short-term letting in types of buildings where it is not appropriate and help ensure homes are used to best effect.
For more information and details of the proposed designation take a look at our Planning Web page.
To explore the designation in more detail focus groups will be held via Microsoft Teams:
Friday 29th October 11am-12:30pm – Visitors/Guests of STLs
Monday 1st November 3:30-5pm – Community Organisations and Individuals
Should you wish to attend we would be grateful if you could advise of attendance by e-mail to STLcontrolarea@edinburgh.gov.uk
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