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A new way to pay for Planning Applications & Building Warrants

Over the last 7 months, we have spent time putting systems and strategies in place in order to simplify and improve our services so we can continue to provide an excellent service to the city. Along with a lot of … Continue reading

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Looking back over Lockdown

Thank-you We wanted to stop and take a moment to reflect over the past months. I think we can all agree that 2020 hasn’t turned out to be the year that we had envisaged. Covid-19 took the world by storm … Continue reading

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Leith Walk/Halmyre Street Place Brief

The Leith Walk/Halmyre Street Place Brief is now online. The approved place brief provides guidance for a co-ordinated approach to a housing-led, mixed use development on a site east of Leith Walk and west of Halmyre Street. The place brief has … Continue reading

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Colinton Conservation Area Character Appraisal

The revised Colinton Conservation Area Character Appraisal is now online. Conservation Area Character Appraisals are intended to help manage change. They provide an agreed basis of understanding of what makes an area special. This understanding informs and provides the context … Continue reading

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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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