Local Place Plans (LPPs) are a new way for local communities to become engaged in planning to help shape the places where the community lives, works and plays.
- Communities can use an LPP to highlight issues, gather ideas and look at needs and aspirations for the future of their community.
- LPPs are community-led plans that can be promoted and developed by any individual or collection of community groups that either constitute a “community body” or a “community council”.
- An LPP enables communities to set out proposals for the development and use of land for a locally defined area. This can be a single place or building or cover a wider geographic area.
- Once registered, LPPs will be taken into account in the preparation of the Local Development Plan. The current Local Development Plan has been reviewed and it is anticipated will be replaced by Local Development Plan 2 in 2023.
- The preparation of Local Place Plans is governed by legislation. Sources of information on how to prepare an LPP are set out below.
Legislation and regulation
- The Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 as amended by the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019
- The Town and Country Planning (Local Place Plans) (Scotland) Regulations 2021
- Planning circular 1/2022: Local Place Plans guidance on the preparation, submission and registration of LPPs
- The Our Place website has information, tools and resources
- Scottish Futures Trust Place Guide - a useful process for examining place.
- Planning Aid for Scotland information on Local Place Plans and help to communities.
- Empowering Communities the Investing in Communities Fund, which is expected to open for applications in May 2022.
- The Council’s Grants and Funding webpage provides information regarding potential internal and external support and funding.
- The Community Funding Toolkit offers information about accessing future funding opportunities.
Register of Local Place Plans
- LPPs, when completed in accordance with the regulations, will be registered and made available by the Council (excluding Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park area).
- Currently there are no Local Place Plans registered with the council.
- However, there have been a number of community-led plans already prepared in Argyll and Bute, including Community Action Plans.
- If you have any questions regarding Local Place Plans or wish to register one please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01546 604158.