Supplementary planning guidance

Local development plan

Planning guidance is now split into supplementary guidance which is statutory and forms part of a local development plan and non-statutory planning guidance. The Local Development Plan is supplemented by the following suite of supplementary guidance and non-statutory guidance:


Consultations are ongoing between 11 December 2017 and 5 February 2018 on the following Supplementary Guidance:

How to comment

Representations should be made in writing to: or by post to Development Planning and Regeneration, East Ayrshire Council, The Johnnie Walker Bond, 15 Strand Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1HU.

The consultation closes at 4pm on Monday 5 February 2018.

Copies are available in local libraries.

Supplementary Guidance Table
Title Statutory/non-statutory Progress/Timescale for production Consultation period Downloadable documents
Developer Contributions  Statutory Complete 24/02/2017-07/04/2017 SGSEA Screening
Affordable Housing Statutory Complete   SG
Planning for Wind Energy  Statutory Complete 01/09/2017-13/10/2017 SG
Heat Generation Statutory Complete 01/09/2017-13/10/2017 SG
Community Benefits from Wind Energy Development Non Statutory Consultative Draft Complete Non SG / SEA Screening
Financial Guarantees Statutory Complete    SG
Design Guidance  Statutory

Various statuses

Shopfronts and Display of Advertisements complete.

Masterplanning design guidance Consultative Draft

Remainder being drafted for consultation later 2017




  1. Shopfronts SG SEA Screening
  2. Display of advertisements SG SEA Screening



Placemaking maps for all remaining settlements Statutory 2015-2020*    
Ayrshire and Arran Forestry and Woodland Strategy Non Statutory Complete   Ayrshire and Arran Forestry and Woodland Strategy
Knockroon Design Code Non Statutory Complete   Knockroon Design Code
Dark Sky Park Lighting Statutory Complete 24/02/2017-07/04/2017 SG SEA Screening
The Sensitive Landscape Area  Non Statutory Complete   The Sensitive Landscape Area
Green Infrastructure Strategy Non Statutory Complete
Ayrshire Landscape Wind Capacity Study  Non Statutory Complete   Ayrshire Landscape Wind Capacity Study /
Conservation Area Appraisals (Catrine, Galston, Cumnock) Non Statutory Complete   Conservation Area Appraisals
Conservation Area Appraisals (Dalmellington, Waterside DV) Non Statutory Dalmellington complete Ended 12 September 2016 Conservation Area Appraisals
Bank Street/John Finnie Street Conservation Area Management Plan Non Statutory Complete   Conservation Area Appraisals
Housing Market Areas Statutory 2017    

Public and private green infrastructure / open space standards

Statutory Complete  01/09/2017 - 13/10/2017


Contact Information

Planning & Building Standards
Telephone: 01563 576790
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