Towards West Edinburgh 2050

Closed 10 Oct 2023

Opened 17 Jul 2023

Results updated 16 Jan 2024

Thank you to those who responded to our consultation.  The feedback has been analysed and we are currently considering how best to use feedback to improve the strategy.  We will continue to update this page when we have more to share.  


Towards West Edinburgh 2050 is our proposal on how the area to the west of the city should change over time. It is a ‘spatial strategy’ which covers the area of land stretching from the western edge of the city to the boundary with West Lothian, and from the Pentlands in the south to the Firth of Forth in the north. We have developed it in partnership with

  • Scottish Enterprise,
  • Scottish Futures Trust
  • Transport Scotland.  

We want to make sure that this important area grows in ways that are cleaner, greener and fairer for all.  The strategy

  • describes what the area should look like by 2050
  • sets out how we should work with communities and developers to manage change for the benefit of all.

We will use this strategy to make sure there is a clear and co-ordinated approach to development and investment in this area. We will also use it to prepare future Local Development Plans which allocate land for development.

A map of the West Edinburgh area:

Why your views matter

We are grateful for your views.

Download the proposed spatial strategy 

Responses to this consultation will be used to shape the final version of Towards West Edinburgh, which will be presented to the Council’s Policy and Sustainability Committee in late 2023 or early 2024 for approval. The covering report will include a summary of consultation responses.


  • Drop-in information event at Kirkliston Parish Church

    From 29 Aug 2023 at 16:00 to 29 Aug 2023 at 19:00

    Location: Kirkliston Parish Church, The Square, Kirkliston, EH29 9AS

    If you have any accessibility requirements or translation needs, please e-mail:

  • Drop-in information event at the Marriott Hotel

    From 30 Aug 2023 at 15:30 to 30 Aug 2023 at 19:30

    Location: Marriott Hotel (Findhorn Room) 111 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh EH12 8NF.

    If you have any accessibility requirements or translation needs, please e-mail: or call 0131 469 6163.


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