One of the new sections in the Plan outlines policies for when developers need to contribute money towards schools, roads, streets and parks as a result of the impact their development will have on the local community.
To support the new policies and how they will be delivered in the Action Programme, supplementary guidance on Developer Contributions and Infrastructure Delivery will be finalised in the New Year. You can comment on the draft guidance until 3 February 2017. Your views will be used to inform the final content of the guidance.
Following the last blog post about the Edinburgh Local Development Plan, you will know that the Plan has now been adopted. The process to prepare and adopt the Plan was lengthy and complex and included input from thousands of people at a number of stages. To help us find out what worked and what could be improved, we’d like to get your feedback. So if you were involved in the Plan process or know someone who was, then you can have your say about the project using our online survey.
It’s important to us that we get your feedback as we will use the results to inform how we design and carry out the next plan project. The results of this survey will help us reach more people in the next project, so that the Plan has more widespread support.
As you may or may not be aware the Council adopted a local development plan for Edinburgh yesterday. The preparation of the Plan has been a real team effort which has included staff from Planning and other services as well as many members of the community engaging as the Plan has evolved towards the final version. So a big thanks to everyone for their contribution.
The Edinburgh Local Development Plan is the first plan of its kind for Edinburgh and is the first single development plan to cover the whole planning authority since the 1965 Development Plan. The adoption of the Plan supersedes two local plans which were both older than 5 years.
We want to update people on the Plan more frequently as we move forward and implement it. Therefore, we will be providing more regular updates at key stages in the delivery of the Plan.
If you would like to see how the Plan was formally adopted, then you can watch the webcast from the Full Council meeting on 24/11/2016.
A more in-depth look at the Edinburgh Local Development Plan will follow on from this post next week, explaining what the Plan means for Edinburgh. So keep your eyes peeled.