Edinburgh & the Lothians Structure Plan 2015
The Edinburgh and the Lothians Structure Plan 2015 sets out the long-term vision for the development of land in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The structure plan provides the broad framework for local plans, which contain more detailed and site specific policies. Local plans are required by law to conform to the structure plan. The structure plan and the local plan together comprise the statutory development plan for West Lothian which is the basis for determining all planning applications. The structure plan therefore provides the foundation for all decisions regarding future development in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The structure plan has been prepared by the City of Edinburgh Council, East Lothian Council, Midlothian Council and West Lothian Council. It was approved by Scottish Ministers on the 17 June 2004.
A review of the structure plan was abandoned in 2007 following a submission to Scottish Ministers by the Lothian councils.
Details on the Structure Plan can be viewed at www.elsp.gov.uk (new window) .
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