Local Place Plans - Tool kits and useful links

To help your community understand the various steps required in preparing a Local Place Plan, the Council have produced the following toolkits.

These toolkits will be kept up to date as we learn more from those communities preparing Local Place Plans. We may add others as and when required.

The Scottish Community Development Centre and Nick Wright Planning developed a draft 'How to' Guide aimed at supporting communities to prepare Local Place Plans. An updated version is anticipated.

Stranraer Place Plan

Information and Guidance

  • Scottish Government circular provides guidance on the preparation, submission and registration of Local Place Plans - Planning circular 1/2022: Local Place Plans
  • Scottish Government and partners have developed the www.ourplace.scot/ website to support collaborative place-based working across Scotland. It includes information relevant to Local Place Plans, place-making principles and approaches.


  • The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 provides the legislative framework for Local Place Plans
  • This is supported by the following regulations - Town and Country Planning (Local Place Plans) (Scotland) Regulations 2021

Engagement Resources

Third Sector, Charity and Voluntary Groups who may provide assistance

Third Sector D&G may be able to provide assistance on funding and governance should these be required. Local Place Teams will be able to advise on these matters.

Register of Local Place Plans

Registered Local Place Plans are available to view in the page below: 

Registered Local Place Plans

Relevant Plans and Strategies

Sources of Information


Page last updated: 18/06/2024
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