Consultations

Welcome to Geddes Consulting Online Consultations

Public events are normally held in a local venue to allow individual members of the public, community groups and stakeholders to learn more about proposals for development projects which are at the pre application stage and provide feedback.  This is a statutory requirement of the Scottish planning system.

Due to the Covid-19 emergency, the requirement to undertake public events is no longer appropriate. Accordingly, Scottish Government has prepared interim guidance which temporarily suspends the requirement for a public event.

Following the submission of a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN), a prospective applicant now needs to undertake alternative means of online engagement.

The Scottish Government guidance sets out the requirements which must be met in undertaking an online public event including discussions with planning authorities and community councils.

Online consultations will comprise the following:

  • Presentation of the proposal which can be downloaded for consideration. The Presentation will consist of a number of boards explaining the principles of the proposal, as well as other relevant information and will be available from the date of the public event for 21 days.
  • A Live Chat function will be available on the day of the public event through which questions can be posed to the project team and replies given.
  • For 10 days after the closure of the Live Chat function, questions can still be asked by sending an email to the email address provided on the individual consultation page.
  • A Feedback Questionnaire will be available online and to download to allow feedback. The completed Feedback Questionnaire needs to be submitted or returned within 21 days after the public event.

All online consultation will comply with current Data Protection obligations. Any personal data and feedback received will be held in confidence and not distributed to third parties. In addition, any feedback provided via the Live Chat or Feedback Form will be dealt with anonymously unless otherwise specified. Further details of our Privacy Policy can be accessed here.

Geddes Consulting is holding a number of online consultations concurrently and you need to select the proposal which you wish to view, review and provide feedback. These proposals are listed below.

Caldwell House, Uplawmoor

Lady Brae, Gorebridge

Toravon Farm, Maddiston

Please select the proposal you would like to view and follow the subsequent instructions.