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Local Development Plan – Proposals for Adoption February 2015

The Council intends to adopt the Argyll and Bute Local Development Plan incorporating the Post Examination Modifications received from the Scottish Government's Report of Examination.

The plan, together with the modifications, may be viewed using the links below. It is also available in all public libraries within the Argyll and Bute Council planning authority area and at our offices at 1A Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RD. The documents will be available during normal opening hours from 20th February 2015 for a period of 28 days until Friday 20th March 2015.

Read the Written Statement

Proposal maps

  • Bute and Cowal
  • Coll and Tiree
  • Helensburgh and Lomond
  • Islay, Jura and Colonsay
  • Lorn
  • Mid Argyll
  • Mull
  • South Kintyre

Settlement Map Books

You can view the entire Settlement Map Book here.

Alternatively, you can view the maps from the four individual council administrative areas here:

  • Bute and Cowal Map Book
  • Helensburgh and Lomond Map Book
  • Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands Map Book
  • Oban, Lorn and the Isles Map Book

Modifications to the Proposed Plan

See the modifications to the proposed plan.

Questions and Answers

Is this a consultation?

No – Consultation on the Proposed Local Development Plan took place during 2013 following which the plan went to Examination at the Department of Planning and Environmental Appeals where unresolved objections were considered by the Reporters. The Reporters made a number of recommendations to modify the plan, which were accepted by the Council. These modifications have now been made and the Council is now publishing these along with the plan as it is proposed to be adopted.

What happens now?

The modifications and the Plan, as it is proposed to be adopted, have been sent to Scottish Ministers for a period of 28 days. After this time, unless directed not to by the Ministers, the Council will adopt the plan. When can I get involved in the next Local Development Plan process?
Once adopted the Local Development Plan will provide the land use planning framework for Argyll and Bute (not including the National Park) for the next 5 years. During that time the Council will undertake a process of monitoring the implementation of the adopted plan and begin the formation of the next Local Development Plan. There will be engagement and consultation during this time and this will be publicised on the Council’s website. The timetable for engagement and how to become involved will be publicised in a document called the Development Plan Scheme.

Should you have any further questions please contact us at ldp@argyll-bute.gov.uk for more details.

Proposed Local Development – Post Examination Map Changes

Following the publication of the Report of the Examination on the Proposed Argyll and Bute Local Development Plan the Council has amended the Proposals Maps in accordance with the recommendations made by the Reporters.

You can view or download a document showing each of the changes for each of the Council’s administrative areas here.

  • Helensburgh and Lomond.
  • Bute and Cowal.
  • Oban, Lorn and the Isles.
  • Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands.

Each page contains a map showing the Proposal Map as per the Proposed Local Development Plan on the left hand side of the page and a map on the right hand side showing the change as per the Reporter’s recommendation. The Issue number which the change relates to is given at the top of the page and you can read the Reporters conclusions and recommendations in relation to each issue in the report.

Report of the Examination on the Proposed Plan

The council has received The Report of the Examination on the Proposed Argyll and Bute Local Development Plan. The examination considered all 148 issues arising from unresolved representations which were identified by the council. The Reporters conclusions and recommendations in relation to each issue are set out in the report. It is expected that the modifications recommended by the Reporters will be considered by the council at its January meeting. The next stage is to incorporate any modifications in to the Local Development Plan and then proceed to adoption of the plan.

Read the report here >

View a table showing each recommendation in order of Issue number >

Main Issues Report May 2011

The Main Issues Report was the first formal stage of the Local Development Plan process. The consultation for the Main Issues Report ran from Thursday 12th May to Monday 18th July 2011. The consultation has now closed.

  • Read or download the Main Issues Report

  • Find out more about the Local Development Plan Potential Additional Sites Consultation
  • Find out where you can view paper copies of the report or how to get a copy sent to you

The consultation on the Main Issues Report and its Appendices is the first formal stage in the preparation of the Local Development Plan for Argyll and Bute. The plan itself will set out planning policy on how land will be used across the whole area, (excluding the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National park). It’s designed to look at the next twenty years although there’s greater detail for the first ten years and there’ll be a comprehensive review every five years.

The Main Issues Report is designed to get people’s views on possible policy direction and how land in Argyll and Bute is used for planning purposes. There are a number of questions identified in the report and the council would like as many people as possible to consider these and give their opinion. Through this process we can quickly establish where agreement can be reached and identify areas in need of further discussion and adjustment. 

At this stage the planning authority has yet to reach a firm view and wants as much opinion as can possibly be gathered. Once the consultation period is over, the findings will be reported back and used to inform the proposed plan that will be published in the first quarter of 2012. 

Associated Documents

Associated documents are as follows :-

  • Monitoring Statement - this forms one part of the evidence base for the plan. This is required to inform plan-making, justify the plan’s content, and provide a baseline for later monitoring
  • Housing Land Audit 2013 - this forms part of the evidence base for the plan
  • Interim Strategic Environmental Assessment - Environmental Report, which looks at the potential environmental impacts of the proposals in the MIR. This document is available for comment during the consultation period.
  • Statutory advert
  • The Landscape Capacity Studies that have been conducted across Argyll and Bute are referred to in the Main Issues Report and can be accessed on the website.

The consultation opened on the Thursday 12th May and closed at 5pm on the Monday 18th July 2011.

Development Plan Scheme

The Development Plan Scheme (DPS) provides details on how the Council's Development Policy Service intends to take forward the Local Development Plan in terms of timescales and methods of public engagement to be employed.

For more information please contact ldp@argyll-bute.gov.uk or call 01546 604158

Local Development Newsletters

Keep up to date with the latest news on the Local Development Plan with our newsletters -

  • Local Development Plan Newsletter - June 2010
  • Local Development Plan Newsletter - January 2010