Useful information and other organisations
Development and green belt areas
Edinburgh Local Development Plan, November 2016
Edinburgh Local Development Plan map for South East Edinburgh
Guidance for Development in the Countryside and Green Belt, February 2019
Edinburgh's Open Space Strategy 2021
Edinburgh’s Thriving Greenspaces 2050: A Vision and Strategy for the City of Edinburgh Council’s public greenspaces - Draft consultation, October 2022
Planning proposals and applications in Edinburgh
From Edinburgh's Thriving Greenspaces draft consultation
Like many cities in the UK, Edinburgh faces challenges in looking after its greenspaces, places that are so important to the fabric of the urban environment and bring so many benefits to citizens and wildlife.
Our greenspaces have a high biodiversity value and provide nature-based solutions to achieve the
city’s sustainability 2030 ambitions and deliver on the Edinburgh Biodiversity Action Plan.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the vital importance of greenspaces for health and wellbeing
and an essential quality-of-life element in sustainable cities.