Welcome to the Liberton
Association Planning Web Pages
In the Planning Web Pages you can find out about what is
happening in the Liberton area in relation to Local Planning Issues, Planning
Authority activity, National (Scotland) Planning activity and how we will be
able to help and support you with planning issues which you may have from time
The Purpose of Planning
“Manage the development and use of land in the
long term public interest”
Planning Group Aims:
The Planning Group aims to monitor, record and broadcast information on planning matters within the defined area, follow progress of applications and advise the membership of significant Planning Applications and Planning Advice Notices within the defined Liberton area.
The Planning Group aims to
support Local Interest Groups and Residents out with the defined Liberton area
where Planning Applications and Planning Advice Notices are likely to have an
impact on the defined Liberton area.
The Planning Group aims to
support Members where there may be Planning Conflicts and to provide guidance
for individuals and groups within the defined Liberton area pursuing Planning
The Planning Group aims to inform
members both directly and through the Planning Pages on the Liberton
Association Website with relation to Planning Matters both within the defined
Liberton area and at a more general and strategic level.
Liberton Association the Planning Group is responsible to the Association
Committee and to Association Members in relation to Planning Issues.
The Structure of Planning The system is a “planning-led” structure
which is governed in a hierarchical format.
In recent years this has become a more top-down process:
Scottish Government which produces “National Planning
Frameworks” (NPF) with revisions now every 10 years. The Scottish Government (Through the Reporter
to Scottish Ministers on Planning) also acts as the final arbiter on planning
Local Planning Authorities which have the responsibility to prepare and manage
land use and development within the Local Authority area. Here we have City of Edinburgh Council. Local
Planning Authorities are required to work with neighbouring Planning
Authorities to produce more strategic plans. Local Planning Authorities are
required to produce Local Development
Plans for the area ~ these are revised from time to time in respect of the
National Planning Framework and Scottish Government policies.
Planning Departments have the responsibility to the Local Planning
Authority for the preparation of draft
plans and the day to day running of planning matters. Planning Department also
manages Planning Enforcement on behalf of the Local Authority.
Community Councils have the responsibility for assessing and taking
forward a local perspective and formulating responses on Planning Applications
for the Local Planning Authorities. In our area the Community Council is
Liberton and District Community Council.