Publication of Proposed Strategic Development Plan

(Adapted from an email from SESplan)


SESplan, the Strategic Development Planning Authority for South East Scotland, has prepared a new Proposed Strategic Development Plan. The Proposed Strategic Development Plan sets out a vision, broad development patterns and levels of growth for the city region over a 20 year period from 2018.

It is intended that the plan will replace the current Strategic Development Plan in 2018 and will inform the next set of Local Development Plans in the future. The Proposed Strategic Development Plan is based on the options in, and responses to, the 2015 Main Issues Report.

The Proposed Strategic Development Plan, the Environmental Report and other supporting documents are available to view on the SESplan website:

The formal period of representations on the Proposed Strategic Development Plan will start on 13 October and run until 5pm on Thursday 24 November 2016. During this period anyone will be able to submit representations using the SESplan Consultation Portal:  Continue reading

SESplan Main Issues Report – Comments Published Online

(adapted from an email from SESplan)

SESplan logo 2015

All comments submitted to the SESplan Main Issues Report consultation can now be viewed on the SESplan Consultation Portal:

To read comments select either the blue ‘Read document and view comments’ button or use the ‘All comments’ tab which will allow you to sort comments by date or keyword.  Where any additional information has been supplied to accompany a submission this can be viewed on the SESplan website.

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SESplan Main Issues Report consultation closing soon!

(adapted from an email from SESplan)

If you wish to comment on this major piece of planning, affecting all of south-east Scotland for the next 20 years, you only have days to do so. SESplan would like to remind everyone to submit their responses on the Main Issues Report no later than 5pm on Wednesday 30 September.

They encourage everyone interested in the future of the region to submit their views on the issues. Comments on the Main Issues Report will be used to inform the next Strategic Development Plan and future planning documents over the next twenty years.

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NTBCC minutes – Monday 3 August 2015

Please note that NTBCC did not meet in July so there are no July minutes.

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of New Town and Broughton Community Council, held in the Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent on Monday 3rd August 2015 at 7.30pm Continue reading

Edinburgh greenbelt: SESplan and Cockburn Association

You can directly respond to SESplan’s report here. If you do so, please respond as an individual, not on behalf of LCCC.

However, the Cockburn Association says

The Cockburn Association (Edinburgh Civic Trust) is preparing its response for the 2nd South East Scotland Strategic Development Plan (SESplan2) Main Issues Report (MIR).

It would be most helpful if we could include your views on some of the key issues in our response.  These are outlined on the attached survey form.  Although the form requests a name/postcode, your views will not be attributed, as the intention is to collate and summarise the survey responses for inclusion in our representations on the MIR to the six Local Authorities that have prepared this plan, which include the City of Edinburgh Council.

If you are able to complete the survey, we would be grateful if you could return it to us by Friday 28 August 2015

Please download the CA’s survey from here.

SESplan Main Issues Report Seminar Events

(Adapted from an email from SESplan – full email is here)

The impact population, household and economic growth will have on our countryside, infrastructure and communities is explored in the SESplan Main Issues Report.  With the second largest population growth in Scotland predicted by 2037 (220,000 more people and 25% more homes) there will be significant implications for wherever this new development is accommodated in the region.

SESplan launched the public consultation on Main Issues Report on the 21 July 2015.  The consultation aims to get as many people as possible interested in the future of the region and commenting on the issues.  The Main Issues Report asks key questions, the answers to which will shape the way our region looks, feels and functions for decades to come. The Main Issues Report represents your chance to influence the second strategic plan for the region.

As the consultation is gathering pace a range of events are taking place in the region and SESplan are encouraging people to come along to consultation events in their area to find out more.  Events include:

Community Events

Aimed at Community Councils, Community Groups and anyone looking to engage in discussions about the Main Issues Report (PDF).  These events feature an introduction on what SESplan is and what the Main Issues are followed by workshop based discussion.  Please let SESplan know if you want to attend

The Edinburgh events are

  • Monday 24 August Community Event:  St Thomas Church Hall, Glasgow Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh 6-8pm
  • Thursday 27 August Community Event:  Waverley Court, East Market Street, Edinburgh 6-8pm
  • Wednesday 2 September Community Event:  Portobello Town Hall, Portobello High Street, Edinburgh 6-8pm
  • Thursday 3 September Community Event:  Waverley Court, East Market Street, Edinburgh 6-8pm
  • Wednesday 9 September Community Event:  Business Centre, City Chambers, Edinburgh 6-8pm

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SESplain Main Issues Report – have your say

(adapted from an email from SESplan)

SESplan, the Strategic Development Planning Authority for Edinburgh and South East Scotland, has been preparing a Main Issues Report as a forerunner to our next Strategic Development Plan.  The Main Issues Report sets out issues and options on how to plan for future growth in the region.  It is a consultation document and is the primary opportunity for everyone to influence the next Plan.   Continue reading