THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT AND HOUSING PLANS IN EDINBURGH
The Scottish Government has informed Edinburgh Council that “it must not free up more large areas of land for housing under its Local Development Plan.”, the National reports
The Local Development Plan (LDP) which is set to be reviewed to ensure a continuing five-year housing supply is achievable will guide housing developments in Edinburgh.
The government has also suggested that the LDP should be modified to include further housing land release at a strategic level but all identified housing sites in the proposed plan should be kept.
Convener of the planning committee, Ian Perry said:
“This report on Edinburgh’s Local Development Plan from the Scottish Government is generally supportive of our proposals.
“One of the key issues for Edinburgh is a shortage of housing and I am pleased that, while there is short-term pressure on supply, the report states that overall there is sufficient land to deliver the housing the city needs.
“The council will work closely with landowners and developers to identify ways in which building programmes can be accelerated to address this short-term issue. The council will now consider the recommendations contained in the report at the planning committee on September 5 with a view to fully adopting the plan by the end of this year.”
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