Supplementary planning guidance

Local development plan

Planning guidance is now split into supplementary guidance which is statutory and forms part of the Local Development Plan and non-statutory planning guidance.  The Local Development Plan is supplemented by a suite of supplementary guidance and non-statutory planning guidance, which can be downloaded from the table below.


Placemaking is a process which allows local communities to shape the future of their built and natural environment. Part of the Placemaking process involves public consultations

Current consultations

Consultations are ongoing on the following supplementary planning guidance:

How to comment

Online survey

Ochiltree placemaking survey - open until 4pm on Friday 3 August 2018. Please refer to the Ochiltree placemaking plan to assist you with the survey questions.


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.

Supplementary guidance (statutory)

TitleDate of adoption

Newmilns and Greenholm Placemaking Map and Action Programme

July 2018
East Ayrshire Housing Market Areas April 2018
Listed Buildings and Buildings within Conservation Areas Design Guidance April 2018

Housing in the Countryside Design Guidance

April 2018

Householder Development Design Guidance

April 2018

Design Guidance for Masterplanning

January 2018

Planning for Wind Energy

December 2017

Heat Generation

December 2017

Green Infrastructure

December 2017

Developer Contributions

July 2017

Dark Sky Park Lighting

July 2017

Shop Front Design Guidance

July 2017

Display of Advertisements Design Guidance

July 2017

Affordable Housing

April 2017
Financial Guarantees

April 2017

Planning guidance (non-statutory)

TitleDate of adoption

East Ayrshire Landscape Wind Capacity Study


Community Benefits from Wind Energy Development


Dalmellington Conservation Area Appraisal 


Green Infrastructure Strategy


 Ayrshire and Arran Forestry and Woodland Strategy


Galston Conservation Area Appraisal


Knockroon Design code


Cumnock Shop Front Design Guidance


Cumnock Conservation Area Appraisal


Bank Street and John Finnie Street Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan


Catrine Conservation Area Appraisal


Contact Information

Planning & Building Standards
Telephone: 01563 576790
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