A Regional 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 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 has 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.

The reporters have now (24th July 2018) published their report on the representations (clickable link!) and they have recommended amendments which need to be read with the original plan. The Scottish Ministers will now consider the report and decide whether or not to approve the proposed plan. 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.