The Main Issues Report is the first formal stage in preparing a new Local Development Plan. The Main Issues Report for Local Development Plan 2 considered the requirement to identify additional land for housing development; a spatial framework for wind energy developments along with other minor changes to reflect updated Scottish Government guidance.

For public consultation 18 proposed new sites, making up three options of between 488 - 788 homes, were identified within the core area of Stirling, Dunblane, Bridge of Allan and the Eastern Villages, plus sites in Kippen and Strathblane. These sites were identified following a site assessment process that considered over 60 sites.

The Main Issues Report was published in August 2015 for an 11-week consultation.

The Main Issues Report documents can be viewed below:

Main Issues Report.

Main Issues Report - Appendix A: Site Assessment (by settlement).

Ashfield Balfron Bridge of Allan
Buchlyvie Cambusbarron Cowie
Deanston/Doune Dunblane Killearn
Kippen Manor Powis Plean
Rural Sites Stirling North Stirling Central
Stirling South Strathblane Thornhill

Main Issues Report - Appendix B: Review of Scottish Planning Policy.

Background Reports:

Other Topic Papers:

As part of the engagement with local communities on the Main Issues Report, we worked with PAS (formerly Planning Aid Scotland) to assist in the design and delivery of consultation events at Wallace High School and Dunblane. The following report provides details of these community drop-in events and high school workshops in both Bridge of Allan and Dunblane as well as a summary of their respective responses: Main Issues Report Consultation Engagement summary report (PAS - February 2016).

If you have any queries relating to the Main Issues Report consultation contact the Planning & Policy Team on (01786) 233660 or e-mail  

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