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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] was presented to councillors at a specially arranged Full Council meeting on Thursday 18 January. Councillors approved the Proposed Plan subject to various amendments,and agreed to it being published for 8 weeks to allow the public to make representations. In response to feedback it has been decided to extend the period of representation to 4pm on Monday 30 April 2018.

Draft supplementary guidance was also presented to councillors at the meeting and have been issued for consultation too. In response to feedback it has also been decided to extend the period of representation to 4pm on Monday 30 April 2018.

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:

Make a representation

Representations  must be received by 4pm on Monday 30 April. Late representations received after this time cannot be accepted or considered.

Representations on any aspect of the Proposed Plan and supporting documents must be made in writing and should be completed on the Representation Form. A separate form should be submitted for each representation/issue. There are no restrictions on the number of representations that you may submit.

Submit a representation online
(Any single file attachment cannot exceed 5MB. Multiple files can be attached to an online representation but the total capacity of attachments cannot exceed 8MB. Representations with file attachments that exceed these limits should be submitted by alternative methods.)

You can also:

Representations will be considered by the Reporter appointed by Scottish Government at the public examination of the Proposed Plan. Your representations will not be treated as confidential. However, your contact details, apart from your name/organisation, will not be made public.

Call 030 33 33 3000 and ask to speak to a member of the Development Plan Team if you want to discuss the contents of the Proposed Plan and/or supporting 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: 12/03/2018
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