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Building standards improvements and recruitment

We’re in the process of making some big improvements in our building standards service to speed up building warrant timescales and to improve the customer experience. We’re looking for talent at all levels to play a key part in these … Continue reading

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Development in Bonnington

Historically, Bonnington was a milling village that grew around the Water of Leith. The area has since been home to business and light industry, including the John Lewis depot, the former Crawfords Biscuits warehouse and the original Chancelot Mill (before … Continue reading

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The Edinburgh Local Development Plan Turns One!

We officially started using our current Local Development Plan (LDP) on the 24th of November 2016. This means that this time last week, our LDP turned one! In celebration, we thought we would write a brief blog post to share with … Continue reading

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Development in the Countryside and Green Belt Non-Statutory Guidance

Living in Edinburgh, we’re surrounded by a band of countryside and green belt. We want to make sure that this natural heritage of ours is protected and enhanced, so, we control what kind of development is allowed in these areas. … Continue reading

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Housing Land Audit and Delivery Programme 2017

The Supply of Land The Council use something called the Housing Land Audit and Delivery Programme (HLADP) to assess the supply of effective land for housing in Edinburgh. What is effective land? Effective land must be free of any constraints … Continue reading

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Local Development Plan Update: Our New Development Plan Scheme

After the Local Development Plan (LDP) was published, we asked you for your feedback on how well you had been involved.  The results of this survey can be viewed here. The Development Plan Scheme The newest Development Plan Scheme was approved on the 7 … Continue reading

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Reviewing the Edinburgh Design Guidance – your views

The Edinburgh Design Guidance is being reviewed and we’d like your comments on the proposed changes. The revised draft guidance has a number of key changes including the Parking Standards (for new developments), advice on Build to Rent Housing and … Continue reading

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