Representations can be in support of, or object to any aspect of the proposed plan and should set out any changes you wish to see. Comments can also be made on the Environmental Report and background documents.
A series of online briefings sessions have been taking place and the following are still to come:
24th November 5:30pm – 7pm (South West (west) Edinburgh)
Overview of City Plan 2030, key proposal sites and how to use the consultation hub.
25th November 4pm – 5:30pm
Overview of City Plan 2030, along with information on how the strategy and policies relate to existing business uses and economy policies.
2nd December 1pm – 3pm
Citywide session, focusing on policies, city centre and how to use the consultation hub.
City Plan 2030 is a new local development plan for the City of Edinburgh Council area. When agreed, it will replace the existing Local Development Plan that came into force in November 2016.
We’ve published our proposed plan for the ‘period of representations’, which is the final opportunity for you to give us your comments.
The proposed plan sets out locations for new homes and businesses, where new infrastructure and facilities are required and how we will protect places of value. It also includes policies which will be used to determine future planning applications and will shape the city over the next 10 years and beyond.
Representations can be in support of or object to any aspect of the proposed plan, and should set out any changes you wish to see. Comments can also be made on the Environmental Report and background documents.
We will be holding another series of Customer Forum virtual sessions this October & November and so thought we’d share some of discussions we had and feedback we received back in March.
The sessions in March were our first ever Customer Forum sessions held online as they were previously held in person.
We have all had to adapt to new ways of working since Covid and so the sessions were an opportunity for customers and Council officers to come together to share how we have all adapted to the challenges and to discuss how we can change how we work together in the future.
Back in March of this year we discussed matters like:
How community groups find digital engagement
How a largely digital-based approach to Planning engagement could be developed
Our webpages and how they could be improved
How community groups use social media
HOUSEHOLDER APPLICANTS & AGENTS
Application submission matters and our validation guidance
How site visits were being affected by Covid and the need for additional information to fully assess applications
Certificate’s of Lawfulness vs Planning Permission
Permitted development rights and associated guidance
How Covid has affected the way we communicate
MAJOR/ LARGE APPLICANTS, AGENTS, SOLICITORS & ARCHITECTS
Please state what company/organisation you will be representing & which session you would like to attend, and we’ll contact attendees with joining instructions for the online meeting closer to the time.
We hope you can join us and help improve the Planning service for the benefit of its customers and the city.