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Local Development Plan 2 - Main Issues Report

The Main Issues Report (MIR) is the first major document and a key early milestone in the preparation of Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2). It focuses on policies and site allocations that have changed since the current Local Development Plan (LDP) was adopted.


We have completed a consultation on the MIR and the SEA Environmental Report. The comments we received during the consultation period will be recorded and considered when we are preparing the Proposed LDP2 that will be approved by councillors.

Key documents

The MIR outlines our main ideas for future developments:

The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report on sites and policies recommended in the MIR has also been prepared.

Supporting documents

There are a number of supporting documents published alongside the MIR:

The sites that are considered suitable for future development are discussed in the Main Issues Report. There were also a number of sites submitted through the two call for sites exercises that aren't considered suitable for development and haven't been included in the Main Issues Report:

Site Assessments

All sites in the adopted LDP and the sites submitted through the two call for sites exercises have been subject to a planning and strategic environmental assessment.

These are combined into one document for each of the settlements and are laid out in the following order:

  • current LDP allocations listed numerically in the order of Housing (H), Business and Industry (B&I) and Mixed Use (MU) sites
  • Followed by the call for sites submissions listed numerically again in the order of H, B&I and MU sites

The only sites not subject to a planning and SEA assessment are those that are either in villages, Small Building Groups or in the countryside. This is because development in these locations would be assessed against the relevant policies in the plan and would not be given an allocation in the plan.  The list of these sites is contained in the above link: sites not considered suitable for development.

View assessments on the relevant settlement:

pdf icon Dumfries [6Mb]pdf icon Annan [1Mb]pdf icon Auchencairn [342kb]
pdf icon Beattock [520kb]pdf icon Canonbie [252kb]pdf icon Carsphairn [160kb]
pdf icon Castle Douglas [1Mb]pdf icon Creetown [460kb]pdf icon Crossmichael [520kb]
pdf icon Dalbeattie [966kb]pdf icon Dunscore [420kb]pdf icon Drummore [164kb]
pdf icon Eaglesfield [530kb]pdf icon Eastriggs [623kb]pdf icon Ecclefechan [425kb]
pdf icon Garlieston [158kb]pdf icon Gatehouse of Fleet [620kb]pdf icon Glencaple [236kb]
pdf icon Glenluce [440kb]pdf icon Gretna Border [1Mb]pdf icon Holywood [143kb]
pdf icon Johnstonebridge [234kb]pdf icon Kirkcolm [157kb]pdf icon Kirkconnel / Kelloholm [339kb]
pdf icon Kirkcowan [159kb]pdf icon Kirkcudbright [1Mb]pdf icon Kirkinner / Braehead [340kb]
pdf icon Langholm [523kb]pdf icon Leswalt [340kb]pdf icon Lochmaben [471kb]
pdf icon Lockerbie [1Mb]pdf icon Moffat [1Mb]pdf icon Moniaive [240kb]
pdf icon New Abbey [145kb]pdf icon New Galloway [257kb]pdf icon Newton Stewart [1Mb]
pdf icon Palnackie [257kb]pdf icon Penpont [330kb]pdf icon Portpatrick [609kb]
pdf icon Port William [341kb]pdf icon Sanquhar [802kb]pdf icon Springholm [163kb]
pdf icon St John's Town of Dalry [342kb]pdf icon Strarnaer [2Mb]pdf icon Thornhill [721kb]
pdf icon Twynholm [432kb]pdf icon Whithorn [514kb]pdf icon Wigtown [343kb]
pdf icon A74(M) Business Industry Sites [346kb]pdf icon Chapelcross [363kb] 
Page last updated: 01/11/17