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:

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 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.

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 2018 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

Work on the second East Ayrshire Local Development Plan is underway. We are currently undertaking preparatory work, including surveys and land audits. The MIR for this will be published later in 2018, with the proposed plan to follow in May/June 2019. We anticipate adoption of East Ayrshire Local
Development Plan in August 2021.

Contact Information

Planning & Economic Development
Telephone: 01563 576790
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