East Lothian Local Development Plan 2018 Draft Action Programme

Closed 17 Aug 2018

Opened 6 Jul 2018


East Lothian Council, at its meeting on 29th May 2018, approved the East Lothian Local Development Plan 2018 (ELLDP 2018) for adoption. The Council has now submitted the ELLDP 2018 to Scottish Ministers stating our intention to adopt the plan for 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.

Whilst the ELLDP 2018 is not yet adopted, there is a requirement that it be supported by an Action Programme. The statutory process for the preparation of the Action Programme must be followed. For the Action Programme to be prepared, the Council must consult on its draft version with the Key Agencies, the Scottish Ministers and anyone the Council proposes specifying by name in the Action Programme; the Council must also consider their views when finalising the Action Programme for adoption.

 After the consultation, the Council are to publish the Action Programme within three months of the adoption of the ELLDP 2018.

East Lothian Council, at its meeting of 26th June 2018, approved the draft ELLDP 2018 Action Programme for a 6-week public consultation. The Action Programme sets out how the Council proposes to implement the plan, and includes policy actions, a list of supplementary guidance, and infrastructure requirements. It also reflects the most up-to date information on developer contributions and specific interventions and projects included within the emerging statutory Supplementary Guidance: Developer Contributions Framework.

Your views are now sought on the content of the draft Action Programme.  These will be considered by the planning authority before the document is finalised.  

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 and 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 17th August 2018.

Should you have any issues or need clarification on the process and/or how to submit a representation to the draft Action Programme, please contact the Policy and Strategy Team on 01620 827216 before making a submission.

Why your views matter

We are seeking your views on the draft Action Programme. The Council will take your views into account prior to finalising the document.

What happens next

The Council will consider your comments prior to the approval of the Action Programme. 


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