Development plans and policies

The development plan for East Ayrshire Council currently comprises:

Ayrshire Joint Structure Plan

The Ayrshire Joint Structure Plan was approved by Scottish Ministers on 22 November 2007 and forms the Structure Plan for the three Ayrshire Councils.

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.

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.

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 Local Development Plans.

Supplementary Planning Guidance

Find out more about supplementary planning guidance for East Ayrshire

Contact Information

Planning & Building Standards
Telephone: 01563 576790
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