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.

Stewarton development framework

The development constraints surrounding Stewarton have been a key consideration from the earliest stages in the creation of the Plan.

During the Main Issues Report (PDF 67.89Mb) consultation period, a high volume of representations were submitted on issues relating to future development in Stewarton including capacity issues around infrastructure and services. In order to address these issues, the Proposed Plan pursues a managed approach to development in Stewarton.

We have worked closely with the Key Agencies Group (KAG) of public bodies and a range of stakeholders to establish the constraints, seek the views of local people and development solutions to meet the challenges faced by the town.

The approach is outlined within the Stewarton Development Framework (PDF 1.91Mb) and the Stewarton Shared Action Plan (PDF 249Kb) which forms supplementary guidance, which supports and supplements the Spatial Strategy of the Plan.

Frequently asked questions

To help answer any questions visit our frequently asked questions about the Stewarton Development Framework.


The consultation is open from Monday 23 May 2022 until 4pm on Friday 22 July 2022. 

How to comment


Respondents are encouraged to respond our online survey:

Stewarton Local Development Plan 2 Survey


We will also 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.

Public events

Two bookable events will take place at the Stewarton Area Centre:

You can book a 15 minute slot to discuss the Plan and Strategy with the Local Plan team.

Stay connected

To get regular updates about the progress of this consultation, visit Stay Connected and select the Stewarton Development Framework Consultations topic.

Contact Information


Planning & Economic Development
Telephone: 01563 576790