The New Castlebrae High School: Pre-planning consultation

Closed 4 Mar 2019

Opened 7 Jan 2019


The new replacement Castlebrae High School is currently being developed through Hub South East Scotland, on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council.  A summary of our proposals is contained in the PDF at the end of the web page (see under RELATED)

The following paper responds to the Planning Regulation requirements for major planning applications to engage in a minimum 12-week consultation period prior to formal submission of the planning application.

Why We Are Consulting

Initially, this pre-planning consultation period will aim to share with the local community the progress on work carried out to date, the rationale behind initial design concepts and how the impact on the surrounding area has been considered in these proposals.

With an open approach and desire to create a two-way dialogue, we invite comment and seek feedback from all those interested in and affected by this project.

We will use existing channels through groups with previous experience in engaging with the local community, such as Community Council and of course the existing high school and feeder primaries.

In parallel we will aim to reach a wider audience through two public drop in sessions – one at the current high school and one nearer the proposed new site at the local neighbourhood office.

Information will be distributed locally via posters, flyers, a newspaper advert (in the Edinburgh Evening News), on the Council’s website and via social media) to ensure that the school community and other interest groups are aware of the opportunities to participate in the process.  Included specifically within this will be a targeted leaflet drop to local residents.




  • Natural neighbourhood area - Craigmillar/Niddrie


  • Children & Young People
  • Parents/carers
  • Residents
  • Teaching/Educational staff
  • Education institutions
  • Young people


  • Children and Families
  • Adult and community learning & development
  • Nurseries and childcare
  • Parental engagement
  • Schools
  • Youth clubs and participation