City Plan 2040 - Draft Participation Statement

Closes 31 Aug 2024

Opened 17 Nov 2023


This survey is asking you (or your organisation) on the best ways to keep you informed and to get you involved in City Plan 2040.

Why Local Development Plans Matter

We are at the very early stage of preparing City Plan 2040 which will be our next local development plan after City Plan 2030.

A local development plan is an important planning document. It guides how Edinburgh changes and grows; and how we respond to key concerns such as providing good places to live and climate change.

It is the starting point for making decisions on whether to approve or refuse planning applications.

A local development plan can bring change but also opportunities so it is important that people, organisations and communities keep up to date and get involved as much as they can in helping to inform and prepare City Plan 2040.

Need a different language or format?

Please email the Interpretation and Translation Service at quoting reference 23-9245.

Why your views matter

We are at the start of the City Plan 2040 process and there will be different stages at which you can get involved. 

Edinburgh's most recent Development Plan Scheme can give you further information on the City Plan 2040 process.

The Development Plan Scheme contains a draft Participation Statement which is a summary of when and how the Council is likely to engage with people during the City Plan 2040 process.

The draft Participation Statement is within the Development Plan Scheme - read the draft participation statement here.

We are required by the Scottish Government to seek the views of the public on what the content of the Participation Statement should be and have regard to any views expressed.

We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to have their say so it is important that we engage in ways that suit them.

This survey is asking you (or your organisation) on the best ways to keep you informed and to get you involved.

We will use the results of this survey to improve how we engage with people as we go through the City Plan 2040 preparation stages.

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