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 17/09/17).

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

HERE is a booklet describing recent changes in the Planning and Building Standards service. And HERE is a link to an updated advice note (Dec 2014) on how to use the portal. It has step by step guidance with screen shots on how to register, search for applications (including map search), save searches and track applications.

Click HERE for correspondence between our Chair and the Planning Minister regarding ‘Planning by Appeal’ and decisions ‘called in’ by the Scottish Ministers; the Minister’s reply follows the decision about an application at Cammo.

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. 

Planning Applications

Broomhills HERE is a link to the major development at Broomhills which was approved by the City of Edinburgh before the views of the Reporter on the Local Development Plan were available.

Greenend Gardens  HERE is a link to the plans for a development on the remaining green space and HERE is our submission to the Council.  The application was rejected. HERE is a link to a modified application which was also rejected. HERE is our objection to that application.

Alnwickhill Water Works This development is now proceeding. Click HERE for a direct link to the list of downloadable plans and HERE for a useful overview showing the proposed house types. The Community Council commented on the earlier outline application and on the recent AMC application (click on the red bits to see our comments). The application was appoved on 8th October 2014. Click HERE for the committee papers and HERE for the approval letter.

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