Community Councils have the power to be asked to be consulted about planning applications in their area. R&DCC generally only exercise this powerful right in the case of large scale or contentious developments and are proactive in keeping an eye on what’s going on.

Ratho & District CC:

  • Monitors the weekly planning lists produced by City of Edinburgh Council.
  • Discusses planning issues at Community Council meetings.
  • Holds public meetings to publicise major applications and gauge Community feeling where appropriate.
  • Asks to be consulted on planning issues where there are concerns on the impact to the Community.
  • Consults with relevant Planning Officials where appropriate.
  • Writes letters to the Planning Department expressing the views of the Community Council on planning issues.

Current Planning Applications

Can be searched for on the City Council’s website:

Click here to download the leaflet “How to comment on Planning Proposals and Applications”