East Ayrshire Minerals Local Development Plan

Intention to adopt the Minerals Local Development Plan

On 22 August 2019, East Ayrshire Council agreed to accept all of the modifications to the Plan recommended in the Examination Report. The Council subsequently agreed to adopt the Plan, as modified. 

On 5 September 2019 the Council published its Notice of Intention to Adopt the Plan and notified Scottish Ministers of this. 28 days after this date, the Council can adopt the Plan unless directed not to do so by Scottish Ministers. 

The Proposed Plan and associated documents can be downloaded below:

Examination report

On 2 July 2019 the Scottish Government’s Planning and Environmental Appeals Division published the report of the Examination (PDF 897Kb) of the East Ayrshire Minerals Local Development Plan:  Proposed Plan, along with a summary of the Reporters recommended modifications. (PDF 247Kb) A hard copy of the report is also available for viewing at Planning and Economic Development, Opera House, 8 John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1DD.

A report will be taken to Council in due course, which will respond to the recommendations of the Examination report.


Following Council approval on 13 December 2018, an Examination into the Minerals Local Development Plan:  Proposed Plan was held between 4 February 2019 and 2 July 2019.   Scottish Ministers appointed Mr Alasdair Edwards MA (Hons) MRTPI to carry out the Examination. 

The examination considered all unresolved representations to the Plan.  All information about the examination including the Schedule 4 forms, further information requests, further information responses and the examination report can be viewed on the DPEA website.

Further guidance on the examination process is available from the Scottish Government’s website

If you require any further information about the examination please contact Mrs Jayne Anderson, Planning and Environmental Appeals, 4 the Courtyard, Callendar Business Park, Falkirk, FK1 1XR or 0131 244 6934 or jayne.anderson@gov.scot.

Minerals local development plan: proposed plan

The Proposed Plan and associated Environmental Report was consulted on between 27 July 2018 and 14 September 2018.

The Proposed Plan represents the Council's settled view on how East Ayrshire should be developed in the next 10 - 20 years, in terms of all minerals matters. As well as indicating where minerals development should and should not occur, the Plan provides guidance on the future restoration and reuse of abandoned and unrestored minerals sites. 

The Proposed Plan and associated documents can be downloaded below:

Background to the minerals local development plan

The Proposed Plan has been informed by the response to the consultation on the Minerals Main Issues Report, published in January 2017. The Main Issues Report and associated documents can be viewed below:

Contact Information

Planning & Economic Development
Telephone: 01563 576790