The City of Edinburgh Council is preparing Edinburgh’s next local development plan - City Plan 2030 – which will "set out locations for new homes and businesses, protect places of value, and make sure that essentials for a good quality of life - like public transport, schools and green space - are core to our city."
The first stage of preparing a new local development plan is to consult on what it calls a Main Issues Report. The main issues report, ‘Choices for City Plan 2030’ sets out what changes the Council wants to make to planning policy, including where we build our new homes and key issues such as local place plans, student housing, short term lets, and climate change.
‘Choices’ was approved by Planning Committee for consultation on the 22nd January along with the new Development Plan Scheme 2020.
The Choices document is available now as part of the Committee paper via the Council’s Committee services. Links to the consultation survey will be available from Friday 31st January. Copies of the document will also be in the libraries on this date.
The consultation on Choices for City Plan (along with the consultation on the City Mobility Plan) will run for 8 weeks, starting on Friday 31 January 2020 and finishing on Friday 27 March 2020.
There are public engagement events which include drop-ins, awareness raising sessions and surgeries for those who would like help responding to the consultation. The full list of events includes a drop-in and consultation session at Waverley Court on 10 February (1300 - 1900), and 'awareness raising' sessions at the City Chambers on 12 February (1000 - 2000) and at Cameron Toll on 14 March (1100 - 1500).
The Council will shortly be sending out its next City Plan 2030 newsletter and is encouraging everyone to sign up for this to keep up to date with the project by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org