West Edinburgh Placemaking Framework Amendments

Closes 1 Aug 2024

Opened 5 Jun 2024


The West Edinburgh Placemaking Framework and Strategic Masterplan covers the area along the A8 corridor, south of Edinburgh Airport. This will be a whole new area of Edinburgh with shops, schools, services, public transport, health care, parks, sports facilities – things that people need in their everyday life.

The West Edinburgh Placemaking Framework and Strategic Masterplan will guide that new development.

It went out for engagement in 2023 and the Framework was changed following the feedback we received. The revised Framework was approved by Planning Committee in December 2023.

Since that approval, we have received the Scottish Government Report of Examination on City Plan 2030 which, once adopted, will be our new local development plan. It is City Plan 2030 which identifies West Edinburgh as a new area of Edinburgh.

The Report of Examination supports the development of West Edinburgh, but it is has identified areas that need further work. A report was approved by Planning Committee on 24 April 2024 which allowed us to update the Framework to address the issues raised. We now need to engage on these updates and changes to the Framework.

The changes are focussed on:

  • Phasing and delivery of infrastructure
  • Options for the Gogar Burn
  • Strategic connectivity
  • Airport road layout

There are also other minor changes to the Framework; for example the Airport boundary.

Find out more

We have a drop-in session in the Tweed Room at the Marriott Delta Hotel, 111 Glasgow Road on Thursday 13 June 3pm-7pm.

How to share your views

This engagement activity is focussed on the changes to the Framework; rather than the principle of development itself.

When you are completing the questionnaire, it is recommended that you read the amended Framework document. 

Read the amended Framework here.

Need a different language or format?

Please email the Interpretation and Translation Service at its@edinburgh.gov.uk quoting reference 25-0042.

Give us your views


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Land and property
  • Local plans and guidelines
  • Area regeneration
  • Public space