Post-examination modifications

East Lothian Council considered the Report of Examination’s conclusions and recommended post-examination modifications at a meeting of the council on the 29th May 2018. At that meeting the council decided to make post-examination modifications to the Proposed East Lothian Local Development Plan 2016. At that meeting, the council also decided that it intends to adopt the proposed East Lothian Local Development Plan 2016 (as modified following Examination in Public), namely the East Lothian Local Development Plan 2018 (ELLDP 2018). This decision also made provision for the council to formally adopt the ELLDP 2018 and to constitute this plan as the up to date local development plan for East Lothian, following receipt of notification from Scottish Ministers.

Following the meeting of East Lothian Council on 29th May 2018, the council submitted the East Lothian Local Development Plan 2018 to Scottish Ministers for review, in accordance with Section 20 of the Town & Country Planning Scotland Act 1997 (as amended) stating the council's intention to adopt the plan for the area. This began with an initial 28-day period, however Scottish Ministers notified the council that this period was to be extended:

Following this review, Scottish Ministers notified East Lothian Council on the 27th September 2018  that they do not propose to issue a Direction in the case of this plan and the council may adopt the ELLDP 2018.