Detailed information that you should consult before submitting a development application.
How to use this guidance
The guidance on this page is divided into:
- statutory guidance documents that form part of the current Stirling Local Development Plan
- non-statutory guidance documents that do not form part of the current Stirling Local Development Plan
In all cases, the guidance on this page can have 'material weight' in a planning application. This means, if you submit an application for development, we'll use whichever guidance is relevant to:
- assess whether the proposals comply with the guidance
- decide whether it should be approved
Stirling Local Development Plan guidance
We're currently reviewing the guidance that supports the Stirling Local Development Plan. We'll share a timetable for updating our guidance once the Scottish Government has published the final version of its Fourth National Planning Framework.
Current supplementary guidance
This statutory guidance is part of the current Stirling Local Development Plan. It covers:
- how we’ll implement the policies outlined in the plan
- specific details that you might need to know if you’re planning a development, such as points about layout, design and location
Guidance about the historic environment
Draft supplementary guidance
Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee has approved this supplementary guidance. However, as we have not yet adopted it, it is non-statutory guidance at the moment.
Previous supplementary guidance
This guidance was part of the previous Stirling Local Development Plan. However, until the council reviews and readopts it as part of the current Stirling Local Development Plan, it is non-statutory guidance.
Customer Guidance Notes
Conservation area appraisals
Under the Stirling Local Development Plan, the council area has 28 conservation areas. Each of these areas has a specific map, which you can access below.
In 2014 and 2015, to help with management and planning within these areas, we produced detailed character appraisals. Since then, these appraisals have helped to inform our development frameworks, masterplans and planning briefs. However, they are non-statutory guidance.
We produced these masterplans as part of the previous Stirling Local Development Plan or to support specific developments in the council area. They are non-statutory guidance.
We produced these frameworks as part of the previous Stirling Local Development Plan or to support specific developments in the council area. They are non-statutory guidance.
We produced this guide in 2005 to inform development activities in the Raploch area of Stirling. It is non-statutory guidance.