The survey responses will feed into Evidence Report for Stirling’s new Local Development Plan, which will guide future developments across the Council area once adopted.
Surveys for children and young people as well as businesses and organisations are included to ensure everyone can shape the new plan and can have their say. The deadline for taking part is Thursday 26 October.
The public feedback will also inform a new Local Transport Strategy (LTS), a blueprint for how the Council will improve all aspects of transport and access across Stirling.
Affects us all
Stirling Council Leader, Cllr Chris Kane said: “Time is running out to have your say in these online surveys that will be vital to ensuring our new Local Development Plan meets the needs of everyone who lives and works in the Stirling area.
“From building new homes, roads, schools, parks, to protecting our natural environment and supporting business space and sustainable economic growth, a Local Development Plan affects us all.
“It is guiding major developments across Stirling at the moment, including the creation of 3,000 new homes as part of the Durieshill project between Bannockburn and Plean – the largest detailed planning application for housing to ever be approved in Scotland.
“If you care about how your community and the Stirling area looks in the future, then please get involved in our surveys before the deadline of 26 October.”
A local development plan is an official statutory planning document that sets out policies and proposals for development and the management and use of land and helps to ensure it is used in the long-term interests of the public.
It helps the Council guide developments to the most appropriate locations, and makes sure our built and natural environment is protected and sets out how we will provide new or improved community facilities, including roads, schools and parks.
All Scottish local authorities must have a local development plan. Stirling Council adopted its current one in October 2018.
The new LDP will support and guide change and development within the Stirling Council area (with the exception of the area covered by Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Planning Authority).
The Evidence Report for the new LDP must be approved by Council before it’s published and submitted to Scottish Minister for assessment. The Council intends to adopt its new LDP in December 2027.