Welcome to SESPLAN

The South East Scotland Strategic Development Planning Authority, SESplan, is a partnership of six member authorities including Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, Fife, Scottish Borders and West Lothian, working together on strategic development planning matters.

SESplan's key role is to prepare and maintain an up to date Strategic Development Plan (SDP) for the South East Scotland area.  This process involves engaging key stakeholders and the wider community.  The first SDP was approved by Scottish Ministers on 27 June 2013.

Proposed Plan Submission 

SESplan's Proposed Strategic Development Plan was published for consultation on 13 October for six weeks and ended on the 24 November 2016. SESplan have now reviewed all representations and have prepared responses to all unresolved issues.

On the 13 March SESplan's Joint Committee approved in principle the submission documents for Proposed Strategic Development Plan 2.  This included SESplan's responses to the comments received on the Proposed Plan for a range of issues including the Spatial Strategy and Housing.

The Joint Committee will reconvene on 26 June 2017 to approve the final submission package prior to the Proposed Plan being sent to the Scottish Government for examination.

The Committee Papers for the 13 March Meeting are available on the Joint Committee page.

The Proposed Plan and all supporting documents are available to download on the Proposed Plan 2016 page.

All representations made on the Proposed Plan are now available to view on the SESplan consultation portal

Development Plan Scheme 9

The SESplan Joint Committee approved Development Plan Scheme 9 at its meeting on 13 March 2017.  The document sets out the programme for preparing the Strategic Development Plan.

Pending publication, Development Plan Scheme 8 remains in force. It can be viewed here: Development Plan Scheme 8.

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