As requested at the public meeting last week, here are instructions for submitting an objection to the India Buildings development.

IMPORTANT: these will be accepted only until Friday 20 November (midnight, if emailed) - please note that the deadline has been extended.


Your objections can be POSTED, EMAILED or MADE ONLINE (on the Council’s Planning Portal).


The same text in the sample letter can be used for emailing an objection or commenting online. Choose the grounds (linked to the relevant Council policies) on which you wish to object and the order in which they appear; you do not have to object on all these grounds.

Please rewrite and add your own comments as you see fit but be sure to include the application reference and address, your address, the date and the statement ‘I object…’


Postal address (or by hand) is:
Head of Planning and Building Standards,
Services for Communities,
Waverley Court,
4 East Market Street,
Edinburgh, EH8 8BG

TO EMAIL AN OBJECTION:Send to the planning officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. sure to copy your objection to councillors and others you know who may also wish to object.


In the search box put 15/04445/FUL

Click on the 'Comments' tab

Add your details and objection (be sure to tick ‘object’)

The same needs to be done for the associated applications 15/04555/CON & 15/04437/LBC

Note: keep a separate record of your objection.

PLEASE EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. IF YOU NEED FURTHER INFORMATION.



Below is a link to a sample objection letter regarding the India Buildings Development in Edinburgh's Old Town.  It is also available in plain text format, on the additional link below that.
Either download or open the PDF link and print, or follow the plain text link and copy and paste what you need.