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:

Icon for pdf Dumfries [PDF - 6.88MB] Icon for pdf Annan [PDF - 1.18MB] Icon for pdf Auchencairn [PDF - 342.94KB]
Icon for pdf Beattock [PDF - 520.54KB] Icon for pdf Canonbie [PDF - 252.86KB] Icon for pdf Carsphairn [PDF - 160.35KB]
Icon for pdf Castle Douglas [PDF - 1.24MB] Icon for pdf Creetown [PDF - 460.67KB] Icon for pdf Crossmichael [PDF - 520.19KB]
Icon for pdf Dalbeattie [PDF - 966.69KB] Icon for pdf Dunscore [PDF - 420.88KB] Icon for pdf Drummore [PDF - 164.53KB]
Icon for pdf Eaglesfield [PDF - 530.72KB] Icon for pdf Eastriggs [PDF - 623.57KB] Icon for pdf Ecclefechan [PDF - 425.99KB]
Icon for pdf Garlieston [PDF - 158.97KB] Icon for pdf Gatehouse of Fleet [PDF - 620.98KB] Icon for pdf Glencaple [PDF - 236.53KB]
Icon for pdf Glenluce [PDF - 440.4KB] Icon for pdf Gretna Border [PDF - 1.82MB] Icon for pdf Holywood [PDF - 143.94KB]
Icon for pdf Johnstonebridge [PDF - 234.27KB] Icon for pdf Kirkcolm [PDF - 157.9KB] Icon for pdf Kirkconnel / Kelloholm [PDF - 339.88KB]
Icon for pdf Kirkcowan [PDF - 159.95KB] Icon for pdf Kirkcudbright [PDF - 1.05MB] Icon for pdf Kirkinner / Braehead [PDF - 340.36KB]
Icon for pdf Langholm [PDF - 523.14KB] Icon for pdf Leswalt [PDF - 340.69KB] Icon for pdf Lochmaben [PDF - 471.21KB]
Icon for pdf Lockerbie [PDF - 1.12MB] Icon for pdf Moffat [PDF - 1.05MB] Icon for pdf Moniaive [PDF - 240.09KB]
Icon for pdf New Abbey [PDF - 145.73KB] Icon for pdf New Galloway [PDF - 257.88KB] Icon for pdf Newton Stewart [PDF - 1.06MB]
Icon for pdf Palnackie [PDF - 257.06KB] Icon for pdf Penpont [PDF - 330.62KB] Icon for pdf Portpatrick [PDF - 609.91KB]
Icon for pdf Port William [PDF - 341.61KB] Icon for pdf Sanquhar [PDF - 802.72KB] Icon for pdf Springholm [PDF - 163.22KB]
Icon for pdf St John's Town of Dalry [PDF - 342.8KB] Icon for pdf Stranraer [PDF - 2.22MB] Icon for pdf Thornhill [PDF - 721.87KB]
Icon for pdf Twynholm [PDF - 432.94KB] Icon for pdf Whithorn [PDF - 514.94KB] Icon for pdf Wigtown [PDF - 343.65KB]
Icon for pdf A74(M) Business Industry Sites [PDF - 346.28KB] Icon for pdf Chapelcross [PDF - 363.04KB]  
Page last updated: 21/12/2018
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