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 Kilmarnock Development Framework which forms part of the Local Development Plan 2.

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.

Kilmarnock development framework

The development of Kilmarnock Town Centre and South Central Kilmarnock has 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 number of representations were submitted on issues relating to Kilmarnock Town Centre, South Central Kilmarnock and flooding. Flooding has been a longstanding problem in East Ayrshire. Recent flood mapping shows that much of central Kilmarnock is liable to flood inundation.

We have worked with the Key Agencies Group (KAG), the community and consultants in order to research potential land use solutions and consultants Ryden and Austin Smith: Lord have produced the Kilmarnock Town Centre and South Central Kilmarnock Development Framework (PDF 10.49Mb).

This document is intended eventually to be, or form part of supplementary guidance which supports the Spatial Strategy of the Proposed Plan and comprises of:

  • an illustrated development framework
  • a placemaking plan
  • a draft list of potential land use actions

This document, which combines the findings of previous strategies, provides a launchpad for further action. This document is open for consultation alongside the Plan. We are keen to find out what actions you think we should prioritise.


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

How to comment


Respondents are encouraged to respond via our online survey:

Kilmarnock 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.

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Planning & Economic Development
Telephone: 01563 576790