The Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) has now been published for consultation which is open from Monday 23 May 2022 until 4pm on Friday 22 July 2022.

It gives every resident, business and organisation the opportunity to have an input into the future of development and planning decisions in East Ayrshire. This consultation includes the Stewarton Development Framework which forms part of LDP2.

This is a plan which looks at the whole area and outlines whether or not specific areas are suitable for future development, what types of development they are suitable for, and how this will affect the future environment, infrastructure and economic wellbeing of these areas.

Community benefits guidance

Paragraphs 295-298 of the PLDP2 set out the Council’s preferred approach for community benefits. Whilst noting that the approach is entirely voluntary, hence the requirement for non-statutory rather than statutory guidance, paragraph 298 states that non-statutory planning guidance will be produced to set out in more detail the various approaches to community benefits. This guidance relates to renewable energy developments and minerals developments.

Community Benefits Supplementary Guidance (PDF 830Kb)


The consultation is open from Friday 10 June 2022 until 4pm on Friday 22 July 2022.

How to comment


We can accept representations via email to

We encourage you to use the LDP2 response form (PDF 720Kb).

By post

If you are not able to respond electronically, you can write to us at:

Development Planning and Regeneration
The Opera House
8 John Finnie Street
Kilmarnock, KA1 1DD

All representations should clearly state the name and address of the respondent and the part of the plan to which the representation relates.

Stay connected

To get regular updates about the progress of this consultation, visit Stay Connected and select the Community Benefits Consultations topic.

Contact Information


Planning & Economic Development
Telephone: 01563 576790