Planning issues feature significantly in many of our lives - whether we are generally concerned about developments around us, affecting the immediate areas we live in or the sensitive environment of the Water of Leith and the Pentlands, or we wish to modify or extend our own properties. In commenting on proposals which affect our area, the Community Council will endeavour to present a broader yet still local view of the issues raised, taking into account local knowledge and views. We therefore welcome your opinions and ideas, both on individual developments and on wider plans for the area.
Recent changes to the planning system give increased powers to Community Councils, in particular making us statutory consultees on major planning applications. This procedure would involve us in discussions with the developer before the planning application is submitted.
This page contains links to recent planning reports, which are presented to our monthly meetings.