Draft Supplementary Guidance: Heat Opportunities Mapping

Closed 10 May 2018

Opened 29 Mar 2018


The Council has prepared draft Supplementary Guidance on Heat Opportunities Mapping for consultation.

The draft guidance sets out potential opportunities for establishing district heat networks within the context of the Local Development Plan. It is to be used in the assessment of the most suitable low carbon energy and heat solutions for new developments.

What are district heat networks and what is heat mapping?

Heat networks (including district heat networks) are a means of supplying heat in the form of heating and/or hot water to more than one building or residence from a locally generated source. It is considered a highly efficient way of providing heat to residential and commercial properties. 

Heat mapping is used to show sources and users of heat energy in order to determine where new heat networks could be created.

Why your views matter

We are seeking your views on the content and approach set out in the draft Supplementary Guidance and its accompanying map.

It is advised that you read the PDF of the Supplementary Guidance before completing the short survey.  

What happens next

Your views will be used to further inform the content of the final supplementary guidance.

The finalised guidance is expected to be published later in 2018.


  • Heat Networks Event

    From 30 Apr 2018 at 10:00 to 30 Apr 2018 at 12:30

    European Room, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ

    To coincide with Edinburgh’s the consultation on Heat Opportunities Supplementary Guidance we would like to invite you to a morning event exploring heat networks and sustainable heat. The event will provide a broader picture on sustainable heat in Edinburgh.

    • District Heat Networks in Practice TBC

    • Sustainable Heat in Edinburgh an overview
    Janice Pauwels, Sustainability Manager City of Edinburgh Council

    • “A low carbon place” implications for planning
    Kate Hopper, Senior Planner, City of Edinburgh Council

    • Heat Opportunities Mapping Supplementary Guidance Consultation
    Lynne McMenemy, Planning Officer, City of Edinburgh Council

    • Questions and discussion

    To reserve your place email lynne.mcmenemy@edinburgh.gov.uk or call 0131 529 2485.


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