The Community Council is notified of planning applications and takes an interest in them and in the National, Regional and Local Plans which underlie their outcome. Some recent applications are shown below. The links (in red) go relevant papers including planning applications on the CEC planning portal.

Click HERE for recent planning applications in our area; this list is updated every week if there are new applications in our patch (last update 16/1/19). And HERE and HERE are useful doors into the City of Edinburgh Planning and Building Standards service.

Click HERE or on the right side-bar for the pages on Development Plans.

In 2015 the Scottish Government initiated an Independent Review of Planning. Responses to various questions were sought by 1st December. HERE is the submission we made after seeking your comments.  HERE is the published report of the review (May 2016) and HERE is the government response (July 2016). HERE  is our response (3rd April) to the consultation paper published in Jan 2017.  This matter is now with the Scottish Ministers – HERE is their position paper and  here is a link to an analysis of the responses to it. HERE is a link to the emerging parliamentary bill.

Planning Applications

Student Accommodation on Mayfield Road/Braefoot Terrace The CEC has approved the replacement of the Braidburn Inn with 89 studio flats (16/04158/FUL); this missed public scrutiny as it was omitted from the Weekly List of Applications which we all depend on. The CEC has also approved an application (16/01889/FUL) for replacing the garage with 83 studio flats despite our expressed concern. This has now been subsumed by an application (18/03617/FUL) for 158 studio flats with demolition of the intervening houses; click HERE for our comments.

Here, for interest, are links to the planning portal for some developments currently being built (or not):
137 Liberton Brae
An application for change of use to a hot food takeaway was rejected as has an appeal to the DEPA.
Broomhills This development is now proceeding. HERE is the application for the associated primary school.
Alnwickhill Water Works. This gives a direct link to the list of downloadable plans.  Click HERE for a useful overview showing the proposed house types.
Good’s Corner. One of many applications!
Greenend Gardens
Here is one on which there were strong representations which was not approved.
Liberton Inn. Conversion of this into 4 flats was approved last year and is now happening at last.
Lasswade Road This link is to a map from a proposal 16_03895_PPP for 310 units approved in Jan18 which shows other proposals and their reference numbers on the CEC portal.
Edmonstone A recent major application adjacent to our area. HERE is a starting point.

HERE is a (not very good copy of a) map of various greenfield sites in SE Edinburgh in which developers have shown an interest.