Current Stirling Local Development Plan

What is a local development plan?

A local development plan is an official planning document that:

  • sets out policies and proposals for development and the management and use of land
  • helps to ensure that development and use of land is used in the long-term interests of the public

All Scottish local authorities must have a local development plan. Stirling Council adopted its current plan, which is our second, on 8 October 2018.

What our plan covers

The Stirling Local Development Plan:

  • includes our policies and proposals for development and land use in the full council area, apart from the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
  • helps us to guide developments to the most appropriate locations, and makes sure our built and natural environment is protected
  • sets out how we'll provide new or improved community facilities, including roads, schools and parks

If you submit an application for development, we’ll use the plan and related guidance to:

  • assess it
  • decide whether it can go ahead

Plan documents

For detailed information on the Stirling Local Development Plan and our programme of actions, read the official plan documents.

Stirling Local Development Plan 2018

Settlement statements and proposals maps, Ardeonaig to Gargunnock

Settlement statements and proposals maps, Keltie Bridge to Throsk, plus rural

Stirling Local Development Plan environmental report

Stirling Local Development Plan action programme 2020

Plan guidance

As part of the Stirling Local Development Plan, we’ve also produced detailed planning guidance on topics such as:

  • housing in the countryside
  • wind energy developments
  • forestry and woodland areas
  • houses in multiple occupation

You can find all of these documents on our planning guidance page.

Proposal documents

We produced these documents during the development of the current plan, and to help us to get agreement on its final form. However, they’re listed here for reference only, and should not be used to guide activity.

Proposed Stirling Local Development Plan 2016

Settlement statements and proposals maps, Ardeonaig to Keltie Bridge

Settlement statements and proposals maps, Killearn to Throsk, plus rural

Stirling Local Development Plan environmental report

Habitats regulations appraisal 2016

Stirling Local Development Plan, draft action programme

Summary of main issues report representations

Development planning and management: transport appraisal report

Education background report

Housing background report

Main issues report, site assessments