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 Approved

SESplan's new Proposed Strategic Development Plan was approved for Publication at the Joint Committee on 20 June and all SESplan Member Authorities have now ratified this decison. The period of representations will commence on 13 October and will run for six weeks to 24 November. Please see the Proposed Plan 2016 page for more details.

SESplan Proposed Plan


Period for Representations Engagement Action Plan

The Period for Representations Engagement Action Plan has been produced to give an overview of the upcoming Publication process and how SESplan will seek to promote and engage stakeholders.

Development Plan Scheme 8

We published our eighth Development Plan Scheme in March 2016.  The document sets out the programme for preparing the Strategic Development Plan.  It can be viewed here: Development Plan Scheme 8.


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