Strategic development plan

The strategic development plan (SDP) sets out the long term vision for development of the south east of Scotland area. The plan is produced by SESplan and covers:

  • the Scottish Borders
  • East Lothian
  • the City of Edinburgh
  • Midlothian
  • West Lothian
  • southern Fife

Current plan

The current SDP covers the period to 2032 and was approved by Scottish Ministers in June 2013. The Scottish Ministers made various modifications to the SDP, including an increase in the overall number of new houses to be delivered. Supplementary guidance was produced to set out how much housing each local authority in the area should deliver, including the Scottish Borders. Further details can be found at the SESplan website.

Next plan

The Proposed Strategic Development Plan 2016 has now been ratified by all six member authorities. The period for representations ran from 13 October to 24 November 2016.  A consultation event was also held on 10 November 2016 in Newtown St Boswells.

The Development Plan Scheme sets out SESplan's programme for preparing and reviewing the next SDP and includes a proposed timetable for preparing SDP2. To read the Development Plan Scheme, visit the SESplan website.

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