The consultation programme for our strategies for City Plan 2030 and for the City Mobility Plan is continuing, to encourage as many people as possible to understand what we want to do for the future of Edinburgh and give your views on how we shape and transform our city. We need to know what you think of our proposed plans:
Choices for City Plan 2030 sets out options for how we could develop our city sustainably over the next ten years
City Mobility Plan proposes radical changes as to how people and goods move around our city.
We have had a high number of responses already and we’d like to thank everyone who has responded so far or has come along to talk to us in person at our drop in events. The consultations will be open until Tuesday 31st March 2020.
In addition to the published engagement programme and our online we are holding two more events for those who would like to find out more or comment:
A drop in event to see the plans and talk to us in person about our strategy at Ratho Community Centre on Thursday 12th March 2020 from 4pm until 7.30pm.
A consultation hub surgery where if needed we can give one-to-one help to fill in the consultation at Currie Library on Monday 16th March 2020 from 4pm until 7pm.
You can read more about our Future Edinburgh consultations and give us your views here.
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You can keep up to date with the City Plan 2030 project by:
On 30 July, we submitted our latest Planning Performance Framework (PPF) to the Scottish Government. It includes an account of the work done by the Planning Service from April 2018 to March 2019 to improve performance and deliver a high quality planning service and case studies structured around four headings – Outcomes, Service and Engagement, Governance and Continuous Improvement. It also includes statistical information on our performance.
The PPF is used by the Scottish Government to assess the performance of all planning authorities against a standard set of performance markers. You can view the Planning Performance Framework 2018 -2019 on our website.
As part of ongoing customer improvements within Building Standards, we have begun a programme of one-to-one sessions with developers to discuss issues in detail. Newsletters are also being sent out every three months to provide updates and a Stakeholder Panel has been set up to feed ideas for ongoing improvements back into the service.
We are currently reviewing how we carry out Site Inspections. We will be talking with developers to get views and ideas on proposed changes.
The Planning and Building Standards Customer Forum is held every year and provides the opportunity for customers and Council officers to get together to discuss current issues.
This year’s forum will take place on Tuesday 10 September from 2pm – 4pm in the Main Council Chambers.
For those of you who haven’t attended before, this event takes the form of presentations and group discussions. We hope a wide range of customers will attend the forum to hear about the changes and improvements put in place in the past year, share views on the service we provide and discuss the ways in which we provide information to customers.
If you would like to come along to the forum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details as soon as possible and by 3 September at the latest. Please indicate in your response which customer type best describes you:
Community Council or Group
Building Standards Applicant/Agent
Other – please specify
We have space for up to 100 attendees and tea/coffee will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.
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.