Guidance for Householders Update

Closed 2 Jun 2017

Opened 10 Apr 2017


The Council provides Guidance for Householders to assist people considering altering or extending their house.  The Guidance interprets policies of the Edinburgh Local Development Plan and sets out things you should consider when making changes to your home.

Why We Are Consulting

We are seeking the views of all those who use the Guidance for Householders on our proposed amendments.  These include additional guidance on self-contained extensions, bungalow extensions and roof terracing as well as other minor amendments to the text. We’d also like to hear any other suggestions to improve the Guidance.

It is advised that you first read the full PDF of the draft Guidance before completing the survey.  Specific sections of the guidance will also be provided throughout the survey.


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  • Residents
  • Amenity groups
  • Architects/designers
  • Built heritage groups
  • Community councils
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  • Development management statutory consultees
  • Development planning key agencies
  • Housing associations
  • Neighbourhood partnerships
  • Planning consultants
  • Professional bodies


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