Building for a future Edinburgh

Council Commitments on a planning system that works to protect and develop our city

  1. Prioritise the use of brownfield sites and work with public sector and private landowners to develop land for affordable housing
  2. Ensure that Council policies on planning, licensing and sale of Council land give substantial weight to the needs of residents while still encouraging business and tourism
  3. Review the Council's policy on promoting mixed communities. The review should be completed by summer of 2018 and should include homes of multiple occupancy, short term temporary lets and student housing
  4. Improve planning enforcement to ensure that all developers, large or small, conform to Edinburgh’s policies and developer’s commitments
  5. Work with the Scottish Government to review planning policy and overhaul the planning appeal system to make it shorter, more independent and give communities the right to appeal
  6. Protect Edinburgh World Heritage Status and make sure developments maintain the vibrancy of our city in terms of placemaking, design and diversity of use