East Ayrshire Minerals Local Development Plan


Following Council approval on 13 December 2018, the Minerals Local Development Plan:  Proposed Plan was, on 21 January 2019, submitted to Scottish Ministers for examination.

On 4 February 2019 Scottish Ministers appointed Mr Alasdair Edwards MA (Hons) MRTPI to carry out the examination.  Additional reporters may be appointed in due course to aid the speedy delivery of the examination report.  The administration of the examination will be carried out by the Scottish Government’s Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA).

The examination will consider all unresolved representations to the Plan, which have been submitted to the reporter.

All information about the examination include the Schedule 4 forms, further information requests, further information responses, any hearing or inquiry statements and, in due course, 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 further information about the progress of 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
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