SESplan Proposed Strategic Development Plan – Published Tuesday

Hi all

I forward information about the Proposed Strategic Development Plan for South East Scotland for circulation to your members.  You will note that there is a consultation event on Wednesday 9th November in the Brunton Hall from 3pm.  The plan is proposing a further 6,800 new houses in East Lothian post 2024, that is in addition to the 10,050 proposed between now and then.  It does indicate though that the bulk of these may be in the east of the county because the west will have borne the brunt of the current allocation (unless there is a change to the proposed Local Plan’s compact growth strategy).

Regards, Barry Turner


SESplan Proposed Strategic Development Plan Publication – 13 October to 24 November 2016

SESplan, the Strategic Development Planning Authority for the Edinburgh and south east Scotland region has published the Proposed Strategic Development Plan. This is a key step in replacing the current Strategic Development Plan of 2013 and is the final opportunity for comments to be made. The Proposed Strategic Development Plan deals with a range of strategic planning issues including housing, transport and green infrastructure for a twenty year period beginning in 2018. Its role will be to guide Local Development Plans produced by Local Authorities in the future.

Comments, known as representations, can be made on the Proposed Strategic Development Plan for a six week period between Thursday 13 October and Thursday 24 November 2016.  Representations can be submitted using SESplan’s consultation portal: In line with government guidelines, representations should set out the specific changes you think should be made to the plan along with your reason(s) for them. Representations should be limited to 2,000 words per issue, though you are welcome to submit representations on more than one issue.

The Proposed Strategic Development Plan can be read and downloaded online at Paper copies can be read in libraries and planning offices within the region during normal opening hours.

SESplan will also be running a series of public events where you can find out more about the Proposed Strategic Development Plan.  These will be held on the following dates:

  • Monday 24 October, City Chambers, Dunfermline
  • Wednesday 26 October, Lasswade Centre, Bonnyrigg
  • Thursday 3 November, West Lothian Civic Centre, Livingston
  • Monday 7 November, City Chambers, Edinburgh
  • Wednesday 9 November, The Brunton, Musselburgh
  • Thursday 10 November, Council Headquarters, Newtown St. Boswells

Each event will be open from 3pm to 6.30pm on a drop-in basis when anyone can come along to discuss the plan without prior arrangement.  From 6.30pm there will be a presentation and Q&A session.  For the presentation sessions spaces may be limited, so please let us know if you want to come along using the contact details below.

More information on the Proposed Strategic Development Plan and supporting documents, events and making a representation can be found on the SESplan website

If you would like to contact us about the plan, public events or for any other information, you can email us, call us on  01506 282883 or write to us at SESplan, Second Floor, West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston EH54 6FF.

You can also follow us on Twitter @sesplan or like us on Facebook.


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