The statutory development plan for Midlothian
guides the future use of land by setting out a sustainable development strategy
with relevant planning policies and proposals.
It comprises the Strategic
Development Plan for Edinburgh and South East Scotland (prepared by SESplan -
the Strategic Development Planning Authority of which Midlothian Council is a
member) and, at the local level, the Midlothian Local Development Plan.
Currently, both are in preparation to replace the outgoing development plan -
the Edinburgh and the Lothians Structure Plan 2015 and the Midlothian Local
Plan 2008 - prepared under previous legislation.
guidance is also provided on specific topics such as development in the