City council receives record number of planning applications

A RECORD number of planning applications have been submitted to The City of Edinburgh Council, these last few months.

Says an email issued by the council’s planning department: “In the last few months, we have been experiencing a record level of incoming applications – the highest for at least two years. 

“This is positive for the city and its residents and businesses, and we’re proud that in this period we’ve also been able to determine a record number of applications and keep average decision times down.”

The email goes on to make a request of prospective applicants: “It would help significantly if you could provide the following information at the time of application submission:

  • Photographs showing the location of the work and the wider context (including interiors for listed building consent applications);
  • Dimensions on the plans;
  • Contextual information i.e. neighbouring windows/ extensions (if relevant); and
  • 45 degree daylighting calculations (if relevant).”

Picture: St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Picture credit: PlaceDesignScotland