(adapted from an email from SESplan)
SESplan, the Strategic Development Planning Authority for Edinburgh and South East Scotland, has been preparing a Main Issues Report as a forerunner to our next Strategic Development Plan. The Main Issues Report sets out issues and options on how to plan for future growth in the region. It is a consultation document and is the primary opportunity for everyone to influence the next Plan.
The Strategic Development Plan is an important planning document as it is used to inform Local Development Plans in member local authorities. It focuses on long term strategic level planning matters that cross local authority boundaries such as housing, economic growth, green networks and infrastructure.
The Main Issues Report will be taken the SESplan Joint Committee on 29 May 2015 for approval and subsequent ratification by the SESplan member authorities. The Committee papers including the Main Issues Report and its supporting documents are available on the SESplan website Joint Committee folder (http://www.sesplan.gov.uk/joint-committee).
Once approved and ratified, the consultation on the Main Issues Report will run from 21 July to 15 September 2015. During this time consultation events will be held across the SESplan area. More information on events and your opportunity to comment will be available on the SESplan website shortly. You will also find updates on our Twitter account @SESplan and Facebook page. If you haven’t already done so you can register on the SESplan Consultation Portal to get updates, submit responses (after 21 July) and see other responses (http://sesplan-consult.objective.co.uk/common/register.jsp).