To keep abreast of planning on your area you can check the City of Edinburgh Council’s planning portal where postings are placed each week. Merchiston Community Council straddles parts of Wards 9 and 10 but it’s often useful to check what is happening in neighbouring wards, like Grange or Gorgie-Dalry. It’s worth noting that planners are only obliged by law to notify ‘neighbours’. But that’s a very narrow section of people potentially affected by a development.
Merchiston Community Council is a statutory consultee for all planning applications. In the case of major developments, the Community Council would organise a special public meeting and invite residents most likely to be affected. Planning is also a standing item at our regular meetings.
Any local resident is welcome to contact us about any planning issue and/or comment on any development application regardless of the Community Council’s response.