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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.

Development Plan Scheme 2020

On 11 March 2020, Cabinet approved the Development Plan Scheme 2020, which sets out a 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.

The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 requires that the views of the public be sought on the participation statement.  We would therefore like to hear any views on the content of the participation statement and any ideas on others ways in which we could engage on the Local Development Plan.

Should you have any views on the participation statement (section 4.12 - 4.15) please email  Should you wish to discuss anything, please email this address with a contact number and an officer will give you a call back.   Comments should be received by 17th April.  All views will be fully considered and taken into account in the development of finalised Scheme.

Please note, that due to current working arrangements as a result of the corona virus, the timetable set out in the Development Plan Scheme will be reviewed before the document is finalised for publication and minor amendments made if necessary.

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