East Ayrshire Minerals Local Development Plan

Minerals Local Development Plan: Proposed Plan

East Ayrshire Council has published for Consultation the Minerals Local Development Plan: Proposed Plan and associated Environmental Report.

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:


The public consultation is open from Friday 27 July 2018 until 4pm on Friday 14 September 2018.  All representations must be received by this date.

Three informal drop-in sessions are being held to provide any further information and to answer any questions on the plan. These will take place on:

  1. Wednesday 1 August, 4.30pm – 6.30pm, Pillared Hall, Palace Theatre complex, Kilmarnock
  2. Thursday 16 August, 4.30pm – 6.30pm, Dalmellington Community Centre
  3. Wednesday 22 August, 4.30pm – 6.30pm, Boswell Centre, Auchinleck

How to comment

Please submit your comments on the Proposed Plan and/or Environmental Report by email: localdevelopmentplans@east-ayrshire.gov.uk or post to:

East Ayrshire Council
Development Planning and Regeneration Manager
Economy and Skills
Planning and Economic Development
The Johnnie Walker Bond
Kilmarnock, KA1 1HU 

Representations should clearly state the name and address of the respondent and the matters to which they relate.

Representations should preferably be made on the representation forms available below:

What happens next?

Following the consultation period, it is envisaged that all unresolved representations will be considered by representatives of Scottish Ministers at a Local Development Plan Examination.

There is no automatic opportunity for parties to expand on their representation later in the process, so it is important that a full case is presented and evidenced at this stage as it will form part of the material available to the Scottish Government Reporter at Examination.

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
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