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Short term lets

A short term let is a property which is let out to visitors on a commercial basis for short periods of time.  Often the whole property is let as holiday accommodation.  In other cases, the host will continue to live … Continue reading

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Optimising new housing for recycling and waste collection

Are you an architect or developer with plans for new housing in Edinburgh? The Councils’ Waste and Cleansing team has a new webpage where you can download detailed instructions which explain how to optimise your scheme for integrated recycling and … Continue reading

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Planning Performance Framework 2019-2020

On 31 July we submitted our ninth Planning Performance Framework to Scottish Government. Since 2012, all Scottish planning authorities have prepared an annual PPF – they’re used by Scottish Government to gauge how a planning authority’s performing against a national  … Continue reading

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Viewing tree preservation orders online

As we have written previously, the restrictions imposed due to the Covid -19 pandemic have meant that there has been a need to publicise applications and decisions made online. In addition to this, we are now advertising new tree preservation … Continue reading

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Planning and Building Standards Service COVID -19 Update (26 June 2020)

This is our latest update to the continuing changes to the planning service as we adapt to the restrictions needed during the COVID -19 outbreak. Local review body We have held our first meetings of the local review body online, … Continue reading

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Weekly List Interactive Map

We have written previously about the need to publicise applications and decisions made online, due to Covid -19 restrictions preventing us from using our usual way of advertising. We have already been publishing our weekly lists online here, but we … Continue reading

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Planning and Building Standards Service COVID -19 Update (22 May 2020)

This is our latest update to the continuing changes to the planning service as we adapt to the restrictions needed during the COVID -19 outbreak. Development Management Sub-Committee This week saw our first ‘virtual’ meeting of the Development Management Sub-Committee.  … Continue reading

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Leith Walk/Halmyre Street Place Brief

We are looking for views on a draft Place Brief that has been developed for a site between Leith Walk and Halmyre Street. We are creating Place Briefs to guide the redevelopment of key sites in the city. The site … Continue reading

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Planning and Building Standards Service COVID -19 Update (4 May 2020)

The Planning Service is continuing to adapt the way it works to support communities and businesses in this difficult time. We are pleased to announce that from Monday 4 May 2020 we are re-starting our pre-application advice service. Pre-Application Advice … Continue reading

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Planning and Building Standards Service COVID -19 Update (29 April 2020)

Following on from our last update, we have a number of further service changes as we continue to adapt the planning service to the COVID -19 situation. Site Notices and Weekly List We have now begun the online publication of … Continue reading

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