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Cityplan 2030 Meeting (CEC Organised)

Posted on: September 21st, 2023

The City of Edinburgh Council have let us know about the next meeting regarding the adoption of the CityPlan 2030. The meeting is open to all members of the public; for joining instructions please see the following notice:

City Plan 2030: DPEA Hearing

City Plan 2030 is reaching an important stage in its journey to being Edinburgh’s adopted local development plan. The proposed City Plan 2030 was submitted to the Scottish Government for examination in December 2022. A team of reporters from the Scottish Government’s Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) has been appointed; and the development plan examination began in February this year.

As part of the examination, a Hearing is scheduled to take place on 26-27 September 2023 at the John McIntyre Conference Centre on the University of Edinburgh Pollock Halls campus, Edinburgh.

Details of the Hearing including the agenda for the two days can be found on the DPEA’s website:  www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk/LDP-230-3 (Local Development Plan). The hearing is open to attendance from members of the public.  If you would like to attend the hearing, please contact Morag Smith, DPEA case officer, to book your place, tel: 0131 244 8173 or email: Morag.Smith@gov.scot .

Once the examination is complete, a Report of Examination will be sent to the planning authority. The Council will then consider adopting the plan, including the recommendations of the Report which could include proposed modifications to the plan.  After the examination, the City Plan 2030 should be adopted early to mid 2024, depending on when the Council receives the Report on Examination from the DPEA.

When adopted, City Plan 2030 will replace the Edinburgh Local Development Plan (2016).

Development Plan Scheme September 2023

The most recent Development Plan Scheme was approved by Planning Committee on 13 September 2023. This provides a more detailed update on City Plan 2030. Copies of the Development Plan Scheme 2023 will be available in Edinburgh Council libraries, online www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030 and at reception, City Chambers, High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ from Friday 29 September 2023.

City Plan 2040

As we approach the adoption of City Plan 2030, we need to start thinking about the next local development plan which will be City Plan 2040. The Development Plan Scheme outlines the early stages of City Plan 2040 which will be prepared under the new legislation and guidance which was published by the Scottish Government in May 2023.

There are three main stages to this new process:

1)                  Evidence Gathering

2)                  Plan Preparation

3)                  Delivery

We are currently at the Evidence Gathering stage.  The new Development Plan Scheme contains the draft Participation Statement which is one of the first steps. This is a summary of when and how the Council is likely to engage with the public on City Plan 2040. We must seek the views of the public on the content of the Participation Statement so we will be starting an engagement exercise on the draft Participation Statement in October.



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View the City Plan 2030 project webpage at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030

View the City Plan 2040 project webpage at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2040

To find out more about engagement in the City Plan 2030 project or add yourself to the mailing list:


Questions about the content of the current local development plan: localdevelopmentplan@edinburgh.gov.uk

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City Plan 2030, G3


You can get the DPS September 2023 on tape, in Braille, large print and various computer formats if you ask us. Please contact Interpretation and Translation Service (ITS) by email: its@edinburgh.gov.uk and quote reference number 23-9067.

ITS can also give information on community language translations.