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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 was adopted on 13 January 2020.

Find out more about the East Ayrshire Local Development Plan 2017 and the Minerals Local Development Plan 2020.

East Ayrshire Council has started to prepare the East Ayrshire Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2).

Development Plan Scheme 2020

On 11 March 2020, Cabinet approved the Development Plan Scheme 2020, which sets out the timetable for the preparation of Local Development Plan 2.  The scheme also includes a participation statement, which sets out how the Planning Authority will engage with communities and stakeholders in preparing the Plan. 

Consultation on the Participation statement was held in April 2020 and no objections or suggested changes were received. Some minor updates to the Scheme have, however, been made to reflect the current COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of this on the Development Plan process. These updates are clearly highlighted within the Development Plan Scheme.

Supplementary Planning Guidance

Find out more about supplementary planning guidance for East Ayrshire

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 & Economic Development
Telephone: 01563 576790