The Edinburgh and South East Scotland Strategic Development Planning Authority was designated by Scottish Ministers on 25th June 2008. The key role of the SDPA is to prepare and maintain an up to date Strategic Development Plan (SDP) for the area which takes a long term view on how the area will change.
The purpose of the Strategic Development Plan is to assess cross boundary issues between the six member authorities. These issues include housing, transport, employment, infrastructure and energy.
The current Strategic Development Plan was approved in June 2013 and replaced the Edinburgh and Lothians Structure Plan, Fife Structure Plan and the Scottish Borders Structure Plan. The individual councils are now preparing Local Development Plans in order to implement the requirements of the approved Strategic Development Plan.
What area does SESplan cover?
The SESplan includes all land within the administrative boundaries of City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and the West Lothian Councils, and the southern half of Fife Council. (Circular 3/2008 Strategic Development Plan Areas)
Where can I get further information?
Further information about SESplan can be obtained by contacting us at: