A STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN (SESplan) will establish how much land is needed for housing, business and other development and where it should be located for the next 20 years. It covers the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, the southern part of Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian.

A new SDP is being prepared.. Click HERE for the MIR (Main Issues Report). It was consulted on from 21 July to 15 September to take effect in 2017. We consulted you (our constituents) for your views. HERE is a link to an ‘easy read guide’of the questions which will help you to follow OUR RESPONSES. These have has been acknowledged.

You can now access all the comments made at . 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.

SESplan reviewed all comments received and took these into consideration when preparing the next Strategic Development Plan.   Click HERE for clickable links to the various papers considered by the regional Joint Committee.

HERE are our comments on the latest version of the plan which can be found on this LINK. The government has now (June 2017) put the report and comments to reporters; click HERE for links to follow progress and to see the comments made by others.

Material below the ****** line refers to the current SDP.

Click the following for SESPlan @ June 2013 which is to be read in conjunction with SESPlan Supplementary_Guidance_-_Housing_Land_Consulation Dec 2013.

We made submissions on 9 issues in 2011. In 2013 we made further responses on SPP sustainablity, SESplan SPG, and LDP SPG Planning Gain.

The reporter’s modifications are HERE and his decision (>300 pages) HERE. Ministerial approval and modifications arising from consideration of the Examination Report are HERE.