The Regional STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN (SESplan) establishes 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.

This is the plan (2013) currently in force.

A new SDP is being prepared. Click HERE for the MIR (Main Issues Report). It was consulted on from 21 July to 15 September 2016. 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 been acknowledged.

SESplan reviewed all comments received and took these into consideration when preparing the next Strategic Development Plan. HERE are our comments on that plan. Click HERE to follow its progress.  HERE are the comments we made on the draft strategic green network.

The reporters have now (24th July 2018) published their report on the representations (clickable link!) and they have recommended amendments which were incorporated into the proposed plan. The Scottish Ministers are now considering the report. They may approve the proposed plan in whole or in part, and with or without modifications, or they may reject it. Where they modify the proposed plan, they will be required to set out the modifications and their reasons for making them.

Following approval of the proposed plan, the planning authority will publish the approved plan, and any modifications, and will let us know when they have done this.

The Scottish Government has published general advice on the provision of housing and infrastructure.