Local and Statutory Development Plans
The Stirling Local Development Plan was adopted in September 2014. It applies to the Stirling Council area with the exception of areas within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, where the National Park Authority is responsible for planning.
The Local Development Plan - or LDP - sets out the council's policies and proposals for the use of land in the area. It guides development to the most appropriate locations, whilst ensuring that the quality of the built and natural environment is protected. The plan also sets out how any new improved facilities, such as roads, schools and parks will be provided. The policies are applied when assessing planning applications.
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In December 2014, we started work on a new Local Development Plan. An examination of the proposed Local Development Plan has taken place. We expect to receive the recommendations of the Scottish Government Reporter appointed to undertake the examination by December 2017.
A Development Plan Scheme and Participation Statement is produced each year. This sets out our timetable for preparing the Local Development Plan and how we will involve people in the process.
The statutory development plan also comprises of Supplementary Guidance. Guidance on a range of different topics has been adopted by the Council in support of the adopted Local Development Plan.
We are currently reviewing all 36 adopted Supplementary Guidance (SG) documents that form part of the development plan. As part of the review of Supplementary Guidance, four SGs have been published for consultation. Comments on these four draft Supplementary Guidance documents can be made up until Friday 12th January 2018.
To inform the Local Development Plan, the Planning & Policy team undertake annual monitoring of development relating to housing, employment and retail, in addition to areas of vacant and derelict land.
If you have any queries on the Local Development Plan or Supplementary Guidance, or would like to be added to our contacts database to be kept up-to-date, please contact the Planning Policy Team by e-mail or telephone (01786) 233660.