Adopted Local Development Plan (LDP2)

Local Development Plans (LDP) set out how and where land and property will be used in Dumfries and Galloway. It sets out a vision for how areas will change and describe where development will take place and where it will not. Planning applications are assessed against the development plan. Dumfries and Galloway Council adopted LDP2 on 3 October 2019.

Development Planning

The Scottish Parliament approved National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) on 11 January 2023. NPF4 has now formally been adopted by Scottish Minister on 13 February 2023.

Dumfries and Galloway development plan now consists of:

Now NPF4 is adopted, all planning applications will be assessed against the above.  Where policies in NPF4 contradict those in LDP2 and its associated Supplementary Guidance then NPF4, as the most recent plan, will take precedence.

A paper version of LDP2 can be viewed at local libraries and planning offices:

  • Kirkbank House, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2HS (call 01387 260199)
  • Ashwood House, Sun Street, Stranraer, DG9 7JJ (call 01776 888468)

Action Programme

The Local Development Plan Action Programme sets out how the policies and proposals set out in the Local Development Plan will be delivered.


The Examination Report for the Dumfries and Galloway Local Development Plan 2 was published on 29 April 2019.  The examination considered 17 issues arising from unresolved representations identified by the council to the Proposed Local Development Plan.

Documents and Further Information

Indicative Regional Spatial Strategy

The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 establishes a duty for a planning authority, or authorities acting jointly, to prepare and adopt a Regional Spatial Strategy.  Although this part of the Act has to be enacted, the Scottish Government encouraged planning authorities to develop an Indicative Regional Spatial Strategy (IRSS) for their area which will inform the review of the National Planning Framework (NPF4) which is currently underway.

An iRSS has been produced jointly by Dumfries and Galloway Council and Scottish Borders Council  for the South of Scotland.

Contact Us


0303 333 3000

Development Planning, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Militia House, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2HR

Page last updated: 20/03/2024
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