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East Ayrshire Local Development Plan

Adoption of the local development plan

The East Ayrshire Local Development Plan was adopted in April 2017.

The adopted Plan comprises the following:

LDP Online MappingThe Local Development Plan is also available on our Online Mapping with interactive links to the relevant policies and information.

An Action Programme supports the delivery of the EALDP and sets out the actions and partnerships that are necessary to implement the strategy and proposals of the plan. The Action Programme was reviewed and updated in 2019. 

The Environmental Report provides an assessment of the environmental impacts and mitigation measures for these where appropriate. The post-Adoption Statement has been prepared to demonstrate how the findings of the Strategic Environmental Assessment process have been incorporated into the LDP.

An Equalities Impact Assessment of the proposed plan has also been carried out and a summary of this is available. The post-Adoption Statement has been prepared to demonstrate how the findings of the Strategic Environmental Assessment process have been incorporated into the LDP.

Supplementary guidance associated with the plan is also available.

EALDP policy index

A full list of all LDP policies and links in one handy location.

Background to the EALDP 2017

Prior to adoption, and an examination into all unresolved issues in relation to the Proposed Local Development Plan was held by Scottish Government Reporters between November 2015 and November 2016. The Reporter’s final report detailing all findings and recommendations are available in the Examination Report.

Further details on the examination of the Plan can be accessed on the Scottish Government’s website: SG Planning and Environment Appeals Division and enter reference LDP-190-2 in the Search by Case Reference field.

The modifications made as a result of the Examination can be accessed here:

The Proposed Plan as modified was considered by Council on the 23 February 2017 and adopted on the 3 April 2017. View information on the Council meetings.

Further background papers that may be of interest comprise:

Development plan scheme

The East Ayrshire Local Development Plan Scheme 2019 sets out the Council’s programme for preparing and reviewing the Local Development Plan and outlines what is likely to be involved at each stage of the plan preparation process. You can view the Development Plan Scheme here: Development Plan Scheme.

East Ayrshire local development plan 2

Due to the current situation involving COVID-19 (Coronavirus), work on the next East Ayrshire Local Development Plan might be subject to delay.  The Development Planning and Regeneration team are, however, continuing to work on the preparation of the Main Issues Report and are hopeful that it will be published for consultation before the end of Quarter 2 2020 (by the end of June).  The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 provides temporary legislation that enables public authorities to publish or make available documents for inspection electronically.  Therefore, if published during this unprecedented time, the Main Issues Report (MIR) will be consulted upon electronically, by means of the document appearing on this page given the Council considers that it would be inappropriate to allow it to be inspected at a Council Office or a local library due to action taken to control the incidence or transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).    

Accordingly, engagement events that were planned to take place during the MIR consultation period will now no longer be held.  We appreciate that these events play an important part in a local development plan preparation process.  However, given current measures in place to control the incidence or transmission of COVID-19 it was felt inappropriate for them to take place at this time.  We will, of course, keep this under review and should the position change, further updates will be provided.    Work is also in progress to identify any other ways to maximise how we can consult with members of the public.  We also remain committed to publishing the Proposed Local Development Plan (the Council’s settled view on LDP related matters) by Quarter 4 in 2021 as per the Development Plan Scheme which was approved earlier in 2020.

Any updates to the situation will be posted on this page.


Contact Information

Planning & Economic Development
Telephone: 01563 576790