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SESplan, the Strategic Development Planning Authority for South East Scotland, would like to invite you to take part in the consultation for our Main Issues Report.

SESplan MapThe Main Issues Report is the first stage in preparing a new Strategic Development Plan for the South East Scotland City Region which covers the council areas of City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, the southern half of Fife and West Lothian. The Main Issues Report is a planning document which covers issues such as the locations for growth, the number of houses needed, strategic infrastructure and the environment. It presents a series of issues and options and asks questions about how to meet current and future planning challenges.

We would encourage everyone interested in shaping the future of the region to take the opportunity to tell us what you think.

The consultation runs from 21 July to 30 September 2015 and we will be accepting representations through the SESplan Consultation Portal during this period. 

For an introduction to the Main Issues Report document, we have produced an Easy Read Guide which provides an overview to the key themes. The Main Issues Report and the Easy Read Guide are available on the SESplan website www.sesplan.gov.uk, in local libraries, planning authority receptions across the region and at the SESplan offices: Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF. We have also produced a series of supporting documents including the Interim Environmental Report which can also be found on the SESplan website.

We will be running a number of different consultation events across the SESplan area. For the most up to date event list please check the SESplan website or contact us on the details below.

If you require further information or have any difficulties using the portal please contact the SESplan team on 01506 282883 during office hours or email contactus@sesplan.gov.uk and we will be happy to assist you. You can also follow us on Twitter @SESplan or like us on Facebook.