City Plan 2040

We are at the early preparation stage for City Plan 2040.

Development Plan Scheme

The Development Plan scheme sets out the different stages of the City Plan 2040. It includes a participation statement which shows how we are planning to engage with people and when they can get involved in the City Plan 2040 process.

If you would prefer to have a printed copy sent to you, please let us know by contacting us on

0131 529 4692.(This number must not be used for general planning queries. All planning queries must be directed to

Local Place Plans

Local Place Plans give communities the right to produce their own plans for the development and use of land. Planning authorities are required to take registered Local Place Plans into account when preparing the Local Development Plan.

Under Section 15A of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 as amended by the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019, community bodies in Edinburgh are invited to prepare a Local Place Plan.

As per the statutory requirement of the Planning Act 2019, every local planning authority must keep a register of Local Place Plans.

View Edinburgh's Local Place Plan register

We are inviting communities across the Edinburgh Council area to prepare Local Place Plans in accordance with Schedule 19 of the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019.

You find out in more about Local Place Plans, what is involved in preparing one and some resources that might help. View Local Place Plans

Self-build housing register

The Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (Section 16E) requires planning authorities to prepare and maintain a list of people interested in acquiring land in the authority’s area for self-build housing, and to publish that information.  

View our self-build housing register

Keep up to date with City Plan 2040