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City of Edinburgh Council planning authority: core documents

Collection of documents from City of Edinburgh Council planning authority that are submitted frequently as part of the planning process.

11 Jun 2018
City of Edinburgh Council planning authority: core documents

To submit materials to be considered as part of this collection, email them to

Planning authorities can make submissions using the eplanning document exchange system.

To submit a document on this list as part of your document list, you must hyperlink the document name with the URL for the document. Please note it is not sufficient to provide a link to the front page of the core documents library, accompanied by a list of relevant documents. The links must to be to each specific document referred to. Any document lists submitted without complete links for each document will be returned to you. If you are referring to an extract of a larger document, you should specify the relevant section in your document list e.g. Local development plan - Chapter 3 - Section 7.2.

The following are materials that have been accepted as core documents for the City of Edinburgh Council planning authority.

Local development plan

  • City of Edinburgh local development plan (adopted November 2016)

Supplementary guidance

  • Revised Developer Contributions and Infrastructure Delivery (finalised August 2018).
  • Edinburgh Bioquarter and South East Wedge Parkland Supplementary Guidance (finalised December 2013).
  • Heat Opportunities Mapping (adopted in December 2018)
  • City Centre Retail Core (adopted in February 2017).

  • Town Centres:

  • Tollcross (adopted in December 2017).
  • Gorgie/ Dalry (adopted in December 2017).
  • Corstorphine (adopted in December 2017).
  • Leith (adopted in April 2017).
  • Brunstfield/ Morningside (adopted in April 2017).
  • Stockbridge (adopted in December 2017)
  • Portobello (adopted in December 2017)
  • Nicolson Street/ Clerk (adopted in December 2017)

Non-Statutory Guidance

  • Guidance for Householders (February 2019).
  • Guidance for Businesses (February 2019).
  • Guidance for Development in the Countryside & Green Belt (February 2019)
  • Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas (February 2019).
  • Edinburgh Design Guidance (November 2018).
  • Advertisements, Sponsorship and City Dressing (February 2019).
  • Art in Public Places (finalised November 1998).
  • Communications Infrastructure (March 2018).
  • Open Space Strategy (finalised December 2016).
  • Student Housing (finalised February 2016).
  • Sustainable Lighting Strategy for Edinburgh.
  • Town Centre Guidance.


4 page PDF
139.1 kB


52 page PDF
815.8 kB

Bruntsfield and Morningside.pdf

12 page PDF
1.2 MB


13 page PDF
1.4 MB


11 page PDF
1.1 MB

City Centre Retail Core.pdf

4 page PDF
748.9 kB


63 page PDF
15.2 MB


55 page PDF
10.6 MB

Heat Opportunities Mapping

9 page PDF
2.7 MB


7 page PDF
1.8 MB

Gorgie and Dalry

9 page PDF
2.2 MB


8 page PDF
1.8 MB


14 page PDF
4.5 MB

Nicolson Street and Clerk Street

14 page PDF
7.2 MB

Guidance for Householders

26 page PDF
789.2 kB

Guidance for Businesses

22 page PDF
2.2 MB

Edinburgh Design Guidance

146 page PDF
10.8 MB

Communications Infrastructure

11 page PDF
765.7 kB


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