Area Development Frameworks
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The Council have undertaken a collaborative process to prepare Area Development Frameworks (ADFs) for two key parts of the City - the City Centre Southern Arc and the Waterfront & Leith as priority areas for consideration. The Planning Committee approved the process to deliver the Frameworks in December 2009.
What is an Area Development Framework?
An ADF sets out a Vision for a specific part of the City, taking the opportunity to look collectively at individual developments, plans and aspirations for these areas. The Frameworks also consider how these areas fit into the wider vision for the City. This presentation given to Heriot Watt University students helps to outline the ADF process.
What status do the ADFs have?
The ADFs are a material consideration in the assessment of planning applications and proposals that come forward within these parts of the City. A key part of the Framework process was to build consensus between stakeholders and establish common objectives for development within these areas. The outcomes from the ADF process is informing the next round development plans for the City.
Involvement in the ADF process
The Council held Charrettes (design workshops) with a range of people with an interest in the area, which informed the content of the draft Frameworks. This was followed by wider public consultation on the draft ADFs which were subsequently presented to the Council's Planning Committee for approval.
Area Development Frameworks: progress report
In February 2013 a progress report was presented to the Planning Committee, setting out setting out the progress with initiatives, projects and actions promoted by both the Waterfront & Leith and City Centre Southern Arc ADFs.