West Edinburgh Placemaking Framework and Strategic Masterplan

Closes 4 Oct 2023

Opened 12 Jul 2023


We are planning to create a new neighbourhood along the A8 corridor, next to Edinburgh Airport. This will have around 11,000 new homes alongside shops, schools, healthcare, leisure facilities and other things people will need.   

We will also make sure it is well connected, providing active travel links and public transport to the surrounding areas and the rest of the city. 

We consulted on the principle of development as part of City Plan 2030. We are now asking for your views on how to develop this new community.


Satellite view of West Edinburgh with Boundary line of the Placemaking Framework Area

On 14 June 2023, the Council’s Planning Committee approved the West Edinburgh Placemaking Framework and Strategic Masterplan as a draft for consultation.

The area has been the focus for potential development over several years, for example with the International Business Gateway and Airport expansion.

City Plan 2030 is Edinburgh’s proposed Local Development Plan. It sets out policies and proposals for how land in Edinburgh should be developed and used. Place Policy 16 in City Plan 2030 now identifies this area of West Edinburgh as a new urban quarter of Edinburgh. 

This questionnaire explores some of the key issues. We welcome your views. We will use your feedback to produce the final Framework, which we will present to Planning Committee for approval.

Need a different language or format?

Please email the Interpretation and Translation Service at its@edinburgh.gov.uk quoting reference 23-8874.

Give us your views


  • 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: cityplan2030@edinburgh.gov.uk or call 0131 469 6163

  • Webinar via Microsoft Teams

    From 7 Sep 2023 at 18:00 to 7 Sep 2023 at 19:30

    This webinar will provide a general overview of the framework and is specifically aimed towards members of the public and local amenity groups, particularly those who were unable to attend the in-person information event at the Marriott Delta Hotel on 30 August.

    Webinar link:


  • Webinar via Microsoft Teams

    From 15 Sep 2023 at 10:00 to 15 Sep 2023 at 11:30

    This webinar will provide a general overview of the framework and is specifically aimed towards consultees, particularly those who’ve been unable to attend the other sessions.

    All stakeholders are encouraged to submit responses via the Council’s Consultation Hub, either via the Online survey or in writing to cityplan2030@edinburgh.gov.uk

    Webinar Link:



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