Work in planning in Edinburgh

Join our planning team

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We're a skilled, agile, multidisciplinary team of professionals working to create sustainable places where people can live their best lives.

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About our work

We're Scotland’s busiest planning authority, handling over 3,000 applications a year in a city with internationally-valued built and natural heritage.

We've ambitious plans to achieve Edinburgh’s vision of a fair, welcoming, pioneering and thriving city. Our Council priorities are:

  • to end poverty by 2030
  • become a net zero city by 2030
  • enhance wellbeing and equalities for all

Our City Plan 2030 sets out challenging aims on quality of place, resilience to climate change, 20-minute neighbourhoods, net zero development and more. Read more about our City Plan 2030.

Listen to what our team has to say about working for Planning in Edinburgh.

Read more about what we do

See what we’ve been up to recently on our Planning Edinburgh blog.

Follow us on Twitter @planningedin

Working with us

Our team is part of the wider Sustainable Development service in the Council’s Place Directorate

Find out more about working for the Council including information about our commitment to attract and retain a diverse workforce.