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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Further changes to planning system

In addition to the changes to the planning mechanisms that started in April, further changes will come into force on 3 August. City of Edinburgh Council has written to us to draw our attention to these, including:
    * New application types to replace outline and reserved matters applications.

    * The Council will be carrying out neighbour notification instead of the applicant

    * New requirements for design and access statements

    * New requirements for notices to tell us when development starts and finishes

    * Changes to how long planning permission lasts for

    * New statutory scheme of delegation and changes to the current scheme of delegation. These schemes allows planning officers to take decisions on planning applications provided certain criteria are met

    * A new appeals/review process. Local developments decided under the new statutory scheme of delegation will be open to review by the Council's Local Review Body rather than appeal to the Scottish Government.

    * New enforcement powers regarding fixed penalty notices

    Further information on these changes and on the previous ones are laid out in download-able leaflets. If you have further questions please contact or

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