Local Development Plan 2


We adopted the current Argyll and Bute Local Development Plan in March 2015. 

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.

Main Issues Report - *Consultation now open*

The first stage of the LDP2 process is a public consultation called the Main Issues Report.  This report sets out, through a series of questions, how the proposed new Local Development Plan 2 might differ from the existing Local Development Plan and asks people’s views on those proposals.

You can view the Main Issues Report and also respond to the consultation questions by using our new online storymap (recommended)

You can download a PDF version of Main Issues Report (pdf 20mb)

You can answer the consultations questions directly through our online form

The documents can also be viewed at all public libraries and the council offices at 1a Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RD

The consultation will run for 8 weeks until 11th December 2017.

Supporting documents
The Main Issues Report is also accompanied by the following supporting documents:

Monitoring Report (pdf 5mb)

Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report (pdf 4mb)

Equalities Impact Assessment (pdf 0.3mb)

Drop in events
You can meet the Development Policy officers to discuss the Main Issues Report, at the drop-in events between 4pm and 6pm at the venues listed below:

Helensburgh, Victoria Halls, Pillar Hall (21 November)
Oban, Corran Halls, McCaig Room (14 November)
Dunoon, Pier Building (23 November)
Lochgilphead, Community Centre (16 November) 
Campbeltown, Marriage Room, Burnet Building (30th November)

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.

Stay in Touch:

If you wish to be added to the Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) mailing list please complete the form here

You can also follow us on Twitter: @ABC_Planning