Local Development Plan 2

We're now preparing the next Local Development Plan (LDP2).

We adopted the current LDP on 29 September 2014 and it's reviewed every five years to keep it up to date. LDP2 should be in place by September 2019.

Where we are now

The Icon for pdf Proposed Plan [PDF - 19.7MB] and Draft supplementary guidance was agreed by councillors to be published for 13 weeks to allow the public to make representation between 29 January and 30 April 2018.

All of the representations received to the Proposed Plan were taken into account and, in accordance with the guidelines, responses were drafted. At the Full Council meeting on Monday 3 September 2018, those responses were agreed by Councillors for submission to the Scottish Government Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) for public examination.

The representations were submitted to the DPEA on Wednesday 5 September 2018 and will be considered by an appointed Reporter. Representations will not be treated as confidential but your contact details, apart from your name/organisation, will not be made public.

The Proposed Plan is also subject to:

A draft Action Programme has been prepared which lists all the actions needed to deliver the policies and proposals contained in the Proposed Plan, when they would be expected to be delivered and who would take the lead in delivering them:

The Proposed Plan is supported by a number of documents:

What we've done

The main stages in preparing LDP2 are as follows:

  1. Community, land owner, business and partner engagement
  2. Main Issues Report
  3. Proposed Plan
  4. Examination
  5. Adoption

Everyone has had an opportunity to contribute and comment during the early stages of the process. It is important to get involved early because there will be limited opportunities for engagement as we move through the stages.

There were two Call for Sites and Comments exercises which was an opportunity to submit details of potential development sites to be considered for inclusion in LDP2. We also organised community workshops to hear your views on where you live and whether the current LDP is working for your community.

We've also consulted on the Main Issues Report and the SEA Environmental Report for Local Development Plan 2 :

Updates and progress

Details on the programme for preparing the LDP and how you can get involved are contained in the Development Plan Scheme which is updated every year.

We also produce a regular e-bulletin with updates on the LDP:

Page last updated: 11/02/2019
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