Local and statutory development plans
The Planning etc (Scotland) Act 2006 introduces a number of reforms to the Scottish planning system. With respect to development planning, it replaces Structure Plans with new Strategic Development Plans to be prepared only for the four City Region areas of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.
Outwith the four City Regions there is no requirement to prepare Strategic Development Plans. However, all planning authorities must prepare Local Development Plans for their individual areas. This comprises The Local Development Plan and Supplementary Guidance.
These will replace Local Plans in Scotland.