It is hoped that Community Councils will contribute to this section especially with suggestions as to how best to approach any significant application. Lessons learnt would also be useful if an approach failed to work because something was missed out in the objection.

The Quaich Project presentation

At the 2019 EACC Annual General Meeting a presentation was given on a major improvement project, namely the Quaich Project.

Quaich project proposal

 

Planning during COVID 19 measures

Tell us how community councils are finding things during the current time.  In particular, we want to get a sense of how community councils are getting information on how the Council, specifically the Planning service, is adapting its services to the unfolding situation. 

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Review of Scottish Planning Policy

Empowering planning - to deliver great places

An independent review of the Scottish planning system | May 2016

by: Crawford Beveridge, Petra Biberbach and John Hamilton

This document can be found HERE

Changes to the scheme of delegation

Detailed on the link below are a few changes to the planning process:

  • Planning officers can now grant planning permission for householder development (house extensions and alterations) with up to 20 material objections.
  • Planning officers can now grant listed building consent for householder listed building applications with up to 20 material objections.
  • Planning officers can now refuse planning permission, listed building consent, advert consent, etc. for any application with up to 20 support comments.
  • A Committee decision (this involves Councillors) is needed where there are unresolved objections from statutory consultees, including Community Councils where they have that status.
  • A Committee decision is needed where the recommendation is at odds with the views of the Community Council as a Consultee.

As the link details, this will be reviewed after one year.

https://planningedinburgh.com/2019/02/19/updating-our-scheme-of-delegation/

Key Planning Links

The links on the right hand side are there to assist find relevant planning pages. This page will help provide guidance as to where you should go for advice on various issues. It is intended to build on this list but members are more than welcome to send in links they have found useful and they will be considered for adding. We are also going to build on this section with further articles.

Understanding the planning system

The community in general has only a limited understanding of the planning system and its operation and are often surprised at its rules and limitations.

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Statutory Consultee Status

Community Councils are Statutory Consultees. This is automatic for planning applications of 50 houses or more.

A Community Council can request to be Statutory Consultee for any planning application by requesting this with the case officer up to 7 days after publication in the Weekly List.

Comments Welcome

New Planning (Scotland) Bill

EACC has responded to a Questionnaire on the Planning (Scotland) Bill and our response can be downloaded below:

 

The following Planning (Scotland) Bill was placed before the Scottish Paliament on 5th December 2017. We have made the three key documents available for you but it has been suggested that the most accessible paper is the Explanatory Note which accompanies the Bill.

For an interesting view of Scottish Planning go to the link to: Cliff Hague's (Cockburn Association) piece in the Scotsman, How good planning saved Scotland.

EACC belongs to every Edinburgh Community Council

Its aim is to provide support, advise and give a collective voice for community councils when facing the challenges community councillors encounter on an almost daily basis. No one person is more important than any other. All community councils have a voice on the EACC!!