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Craiglockhart Community Council

How to View a Planning Application

The CEC Planning Portal is an online store of all applications and decisions. It holds the documents relating to the application including detailed plans. Each application has a unique reference number which is needed to find everything about it.

To view an application, copy & paste the Application Reference into the search box in the Planning Portal. The Application Reference is is of the format 12/12345/XXX and is shown beside each application.  


How to Comment on a Planning Application


  • Make sure comments are allowed - Applications can go through several stages and comments cannot always be made at every stage - the Application will indicate this.
  • Submit comments as soon as possible - the Application will show the end date for comments and the timescale can be quite short
  • Focus on valid and relevant aspects - What you can Comment on 
  • A simple Yes or No along with a brief statement of your reasons is enough - just make sure it is clear whether you are for or against the Application. 

How to Comment 

1. Use the City of Edinburgh Council Planning Portal, see above - this is the easiest way

Copy & paste the Application Reference into the search box in the Planning Portal.  

2. By Email
clude the Application Reference and send to  

3. In Writing
Include the Application Reference and send to :  
Planning Helpdesk, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG

4. By Telephone or for Help 

Make sure you know the Application Reference  and call 0131 529 3550

5. Comment via ourselves - Contact Us 
Send comments asap so that we have time to collate and submit them before the end date.