We have started the process of preparing a new Local Development Plan (LDP3) which will guide growth and change in our communities for years to come. It will indicate where new development should or should not take place, what infrastructure is needed to support growth, and how our environment and greenspace can be improved.

Development Plan Scheme

Our Development Plan Scheme includes more information on how LDP3 will be prepared, including a programme and how we will consult people on the plan.

Development Plan Scheme

A summary of the timetable for LDP3 is shown below:

Stage Description Date
Evidence Report Gathering information from agencies and local communities about the area and key topics to prepare Evidence Report. 2023-2024
Gate Check Evidence Report sent to Scottish Ministers. Reporter considers whether evidence is 'sufficient'. 2024-2025
Proposed Plan Call for ideas/sites, consider strategy options, carry out assessments, prepare and consult on Proposed Plan. Modify plan and submit to Scottish Ministers. 2025-2027
Examination Reporter considers unresolved issues at examination and prepares report with recommendations. 2027
Adoption & Delivery Plan modified and adopted. Delivery Programme published. 2027+

Development Plan Update

If you want to keep up to date with the progress of the plan and opportunities to be involved, subscribe to our Development Plan Update, keep an eye on our web page or follow us on Facebook.

The most recent Development Plan newsletter can be viewed below:

March 2023