Draft East Lothian Play Sufficiency Assessment

Closed 13 Nov 2023

Opened 2 Oct 2023


What is a Play Sufficiency Assessment (PSA)?

The Play Sufficiency Assessment (PSA) is intended to provide an overall picture as to the provision and distribution of outdoor play opportunities for children across the whole of a local authority area.

East Lothian Council commissioned Play Scotland to assess the quantity, quality and accessibility of our play spaces to inform our baseline PSA. Your comments will help East Lothian Council to produce a draft of its first PSA and we are keen to hear your views. 

The PSA will inform the Evidence Report for the next East Lothian Local Development Plan, and it is anticipated that future PSAs will be undertaken to coincide with future Local Development Planning processes.

Regulation 4 requires that in preparing the PSA, planning authorities must consult with children, parents and carers, community councils, and the general public. In recognition of the different needs of urban, rural and island communities, there is no prescribed mechanism for consultation.


  • All Areas


  • Local Residents
  • Young people
  • Community Councils
  • Parents and Guardians
  • Parents & Guardians
  • Disabled People
  • Children & Young People


  • Children & young people
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Planning & development