East Lothian Local Development Plan 2018 Proposed Supplementary Planning Guidance - Design Standards for New Housing Areas

Closed 21 Dec 2018

Opened 9 Nov 2018


The East Lothian Local Development Plan 2018 (ELLDP) has been adopted by the Council and replaces the East Lothian Local Plan 2008 with regards all planning matters in the area.  The ELLDP 2018 comprises a development strategy for the future development of East Lothian to 2024 and beyond, a detailed policy framework for guiding development, and proposals maps. It sets out where new development should and should not occur, including new housing, education, economic and retail development, new transport links, and other infrastructure. It sets out the detailed policies used to determine planning applications.

Supplementary Planning Guidance expands upon existing policies and proposals and is used to support the content of the Local Development Plan 2018. It is particularly important when extensive detail is required for a specific area.  This allows the Local Development Plan 2018 to focus on the overall spatial strategy and the key policies and proposals.  Supplementary Planning Guidance is subject to extensive consultation and formal adoption procedures which allows it to form part of the Local Development Plan 2018 with greater weight than previously.

This consultation is on the proposed East Lothian Design Standards for New Housing Areas Supplementary Planning Guidance.  This SPG formed part of the previous East Lothian Local Plan 2008, and has now been updated in line with the recently adopted Local Development Plan 2018. The SPG aims to provide design professionals with detailed guidance on how housing developments in East Lothian, and the design principles that must be adhered to.  

Comments can be made by completing the online survey (see below).

Alternatively, comments can be submitted via email to: ldp@eastlothian.gov.uk, or by post to: Policy & Strategy Team, East Lothian Council, Brewery Park, Haddington EH41 3HA. 

Comments made via email or post must be received at the office of the Planning Authority by no later than 5pm on Friday 21st December 2018.

Why your views matter

We are seeking your views on the proposed Design Standards for New Housing Areas Supplementary Planning Guidance. The Council will take your views into account prior to finalising this Supplementary Planning Guidance. 

What happens next

The Council will consider your comments prior to the adoption of the Design Standards for New Housing Areas SPG.


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