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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 including the Placemaking Maps and Action Programmes, which can be viewed in the table below.

Current consultations

ConsultationClosing date

New Cumnock Placemaking - Formal Consultation

12 March 2020

Dalrymple, Skeldon and Hollybush Placemaking - Formal Consultation

12 March 2020

North West Kilmarnock Placemaking - Formal Consultation

14 February 2020

Supplementary guidance (statutory)

TitleDate of adoption
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


Placemaking is a process which allows local communities to shape the future of their built and natural environment. Part of the Placemaking process involves community engagement, workshops and public consultations to co-produce placemaking maps and actions

The following maps and action programmes identify, in spatial terms, the priorities of people engaged in the development of Community Led Action Plans for each community. Following further work to identify the exact location and nature of the improvements, the attached maps and actions have been agreed with the local steering group as representing community priorities prior to formal consultation. The Placemaking Maps and Action Programme have been adopted as  statutory Supplementary Guidance and can be viewed from the list below.

TitleDate of adoption
Ochiltree Placemaking Map and Action Programme April 2019
Catrine Placemaking Map and Action Programme April 2019
Newmilns and Greenholm Placemaking Map and Action Programme July 2018

Planning guidance (non-statutory)

TitleDate of adoption
Mauchline Conservation Area Appraisal 2019
Waterside Conservation Area Appraisal  2018
East Ayrshire Landscape Wind Capacity Study  2018
Community Benefits from Wind Energy Development  2017
Dalmellington Conservation Area Appraisal   2017
Green Infrastructure Strategy  2015
Ayrshire and Arran Forestry and Woodland Strategy  2014
Galston Conservation Area Appraisal  2014
Knockroon Design code 2010
Cumnock Shop Front Design Guidance 2010
Cumnock Conservation Area Appraisal 2009
Bank Street and John Finnie Street Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 2007
Catrine Conservation Area Appraisal 2005

Contact Information

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