Local Development Plan 2

We are now preparing a new Local Development Plan (LDP2), which will set out planning and development proposals for the next 10 years from 2020 and a vision for 20 years.  The plan will cover all of the Argyll and Bute Council area, apart from the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Area (LLTNP), where a separate Local Development Plan is prepared by the National Park Authority.

Local Development Plan 2 is due for adoption in 2020.

Proposed Local Development Plan 2: Consultation Period open from 14th November 2019 to 23rd January 2020

Tell us your views on the Proposed Local Development Plan 2 here >  Read the proposed Local Development Plan 2 here > 
Drop In Events will be held on 10th December at Corran Halls, Oban and Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre

What is the Proposed Local Development Plan?

The Proposed Local Development Plan 2 plays a key role in promoting a successful future for Argyll and Bute by helping to deliver a prosperous and inclusive economy, safeguarding our environmental assets and planning for the future growth of our communities.

In this time of economic uncertainty and faced with the challenges presented by climate change and a falling population, it is increasingly important for us to work together to achieve our shared objectives. Accordingly, the Proposed Local Development Plan 2 contains a strategy that is closely aligned to the Single Outcome Improvement Plan and with other key plans for the area. It sets out a land use framework for the next 10 years to promote, guide and manage development in Argyll and Bute. It also aims to support the delivery of new homes, create new employment opportunities and protect our natural and built environment through a suite of policies, proposals and deliverable development sites.

The Proposed Local Development Plan 2 has been drawn up following a comprehensive engagement process with communities, developers, key government agencies and other stakeholders at the Main Issues stage. Once adopted it will provide a simpler and more flexible approach to delivering sustainable development across Argyll and Bute.

 The consultation period on the Proposed Local Development Plan 2 is open from 14th November 2019 until 12 noon on 23rd January 2020.

How do I view the Proposed Plan?

The Argyll and Bute Council Proposed Local Development Plan can be viewed online as an interactive storymap (a storymap is a combination of text and interactive maps)

View the Proposed Local Development Plan 2 storymap

Alternatively the Proposed Local Development Plan 2 can be viewed as PDFS across various documents:

The following documents have been published as part of the Proposed Plan consultation:

Hard copies of these documents are available on deposit to view at Service Points and Libraries throughout Argyll and Bute. Should you require a hard copy of any of these documents these can be made available to you at cost.

Information Events

We intend to hold public information drop-in events during the consultation period. Further details will be available in due course.

How can I comment on the Proposed Plan

It is important to respond to the Proposed Local Development Plan 2 consultation during this formal consultation period if you wish your views to be taken into consideration. Only elements of the plan that are objected to will go to a Scottish Government appointed Reporter for consideration through a process called “Examination”. Any support for these elements can also be taken into consideration at this time.

You can submit your comments on the Proposed Local Development Plan 2 using our online form: 

Tell us your views on the Proposed Local Development Plan 2 here >

If however you are unable to use the online form please contact Sheila McKenzie by email at Sheila.mckenzie@argyll-bute.gov.uk or telephone 01546 604158.

Development Plan Scheme

The Development Plan Scheme sets out the Council’s programme for preparing the replacement Local Development Plan. This is the first update of the Development Plan Scheme setting out the programme for the replacement Local Development Plan, which will be called LDP2. It sets out key milestones in the LDP2 process and how people can become engaged at those stages. It also provides a timetable that will deliver LDP2 within the required 5 year period from adoption of the current Local Development Plan.

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


Get in touch/Stay in touch

Get in touch:

For more information regarding Local Development Plan 2 please get in touch with us either by telephone: 01546 604158. Or by email:ldp@argyll-bute.gov.uk

If you wish to speak to one of our Development Policy planning officers then we would ask that you call or email with some details regarding your query so that we can arrange an appointment with the appropriate officer.

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