(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
The Scottish Government has published a range of resources to assist communities to engage with the development of National Planning Framework 4.
- dates of Scotland2050 Roadshow events across the country;
- materials for communities to help them develop their own responses to the Call for Ideas;
- details of a Community Grant Fund to support and enable communities to come together to host their own NPF4 events .
Details can be found on the Get Involved and Resources pages of the National Planning Framework 4 webpage:
On www.transformingplanning.scot you can keep up-to-date with events and progress towards the development of NPF4. You can also follow @ScotGovPlanning on twitter.
(adapted from a post on CEC’s Planning blog)
CEC wants Edinburgh to be carbon-neutral by 2030. To achieve this, CEC says
we need to make changes to how we manage and develop our city. This will be challenging.
Amongst other things, CEC is developing two long-term strategies:
Choices for City Plan 2030 sets out options for how we could develop our city sustainably over the next ten years
City Mobility Plan proposes radical changes as to how people and goods move around our city.
You can find out more about both projects at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/futureedinburgh
Consultations on both strategies are now live and will run until Friday 27th March 2020.
There are also some engagement events.
(adapted from a document from the Scottish Government)
There are many ways for people to contribute. The programme includes
- Call for Ideas: Between January and March 2020, the Scottish Government (SG) will have an open call for ideas. SG will be particularly interested in responses to a series of questions we have developed to help frame discussions.
- NPF4 Scotplan 2050 Roadshow: SG is organising a programme of events across the country to give people the opportunity to consider key questions on the NPF. The events will be informal and participative. The programme will be set out on www.transformingplanning.scot.
- Meetings, seminars and conferences: SG will look to respond positively to requests for attendance at events to inform and involve stakeholders in developing the scope and content of NPF4
- Community Grant Scheme: SG will support communities to engage locally through a small grants scheme to assist them in considering the scope and format of NPF4.
- Resource pack: To help facilitate discussion, SG will provide materials pitched at a range of audiences to help people engage.
You can read the full document (PDF) by clicking here: programme-for-engagement-final-for-web-jan-2020
(adapted from an article in the Edinburgh Evening News)
J D Wetherspoon is hoping to transform a redundant piece of land on Duke Street into an outdoor drinking space for the Foot of the Walk, which runs behind the frontage of the site.
What: A drop-in event where the project team will be on hand to provide more information about the proposals and answer any questions.
Where: Foot Of The Walk pub
When: Thursday 16 January, 3pm until 8pm
For more detail, check out the Evening News article – or go to the drop-in session!
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
Hello and welcome to the first newsletter from the City Plan 2030 team.
In this issue: What is City Plan 2030?, Engaging with children & young People, An update on recent community workshops and A look ahead to the choices for City Plan 2030.
- What is City Plan 2030?
City Plan 2030 will be Edinburgh’s next local development plan. It will set out a strategy to guide Edinburgh’s growth and the policies which we use to guide new development. The City Plan 2030 project was launched in September 2018, via our Development Plan Scheme. The Development Plan Scheme explains how City Plan 2030 will be prepared, a timetable and further information on how you can get involved. You can download the Development Plan Scheme from our website.
- Engaging children & young people
As we start to prepare City Plan 2030, we have been visiting secondary schools across Edinburgh, coinciding with the 2018 Year of Young People. We have been asking young people about what they think about their area, and what issues are facing the city. You can see the findings from the workshops on our blog and we will be using their thoughts as we start to prepare the plan.
- An update on recent community workshops
We have put together a short video on how we have been engaging local communities to date. You can view the video on our blog. If you have any ideas for future engagement, get in touch with the City Plan Team. We are holding an additional community workshop on Monday 3 December at Currie Library from 6pm – 7.30pm, registration and light refreshments from 5.45pm.
- A look ahead to the choices for City Plan 2030
The main consultation for City Plan 2030 is due to take place over 8 weeks in February and March 2019. The consultation will set out the main choices that we need to make as we prepare the next plan and we are keen for people to get involved. You can keep up to date with the project by:
City Plan team| Place Directorate| The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, Level G3, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG| Tel 0131 529 4692 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/cityplan2030