Development plans and policies

The development plan for East Ayrshire Council currently comprises:

Local Development Plans

The East Ayrshire Local Development Plan 2017 was adopted on the 3 April 2017. A separate Minerals Local Development Plan is under preparation.

Find out more about the East Ayrshire Local Development Plan 2017 and the Minerals Local Development Plan.

Supplementary Planning Guidance

Find out more about supplementary planning guidance for East Ayrshire

Ayrshire Joint Structure Plan

The Ayrshire Joint Structure Plan was approved by Scottish Ministers on 22 November 2007. Within East Ayrshire, the Joint Structure Plan remains relevant for Minerals matters only.

Visit the Ayrshire Joint Planning Unit website to find out more.

East Ayrshire Local Plan

The East Ayrshire Local Plan 2010 was adopted by the Council on 26 October 2010. The Local Plan 2010 remains relevant for Minerals matters only.

East Ayrshire Opencast Coal Subject Plan

A separate Opencast Coal Subject Plan dealing exclusively with opencast coal was adopted by the Council in March 2003.

Housing Land Audits

This section contains information on previous and current housing land audits for East Ayrshire Council.

Planning Aid Scotland      

Planning Aid for ScotlandPlanning Aid Scotland (PAS) offers a free, impartial and confidential planning advice service, provided by our specialist volunteers, all of whom are chartered planners. Please visit Planning Aid Scotland's website for advice.

PAS helps individuals and community groups to get involved in the planning system in an impartial, open and inclusive way.   

Contact Information

Planning and Building Standards
Opera House
8 John Finnie Street
Telephone: 01563 576790