Supplementary guidance - Edinburgh Local Development Plan

Supplementary guidance provides details on policies in the adopted Edinburgh Local Development Plan.


There are ten adopted supplementary guidance documents.

Download the adopted supplementary guidance documents (PDFs).

These include Heat Opportunities Mapping published in December 2018, the City Centre Retail Core published February 2017 and town centres of

  • Bruntsfield/Morningside 
  • Corstorphine 
  • Gorgie/Dalry 
  • Leith 
  • Nicholson Street/Clerk Street
  • Portobello 
  • Stockbridge
  • Tollcross

published in December 2017 and informed by public life street assessments.


We published developer contributions and infrastructure delivery supplementary guidance (PDFs) in August 2018. On 17 January 2020 the Scottish Government instructed us not to adopt (PDF, 576KB). The Council also provides a regularly updated model Section 75 legal agreement (PDF, 1MB) which is used when the Local Development Plan requires the use of a legal agreement to grant planning permission.


We published a draft document for the BioQuarter and South East Wedge Parkland (PDF, 1 MB) in December 2013.