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 6 April and 18 May 2018 on the following non-statutory planning 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 Friday 18 May 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   SGSEA Screening
Affordable Housing Statutory Complete   SG
Planning for Wind Energy  Statutory Complete   SG
Heat Generation Statutory Complete   SG
Community Benefits from Wind Energy Development Non Statutory Complete   Non SG / SEA Screening
Financial Guarantees Statutory Complete    SG

Design Guidance -

Shopfronts and Display of Advertisements complete.

Masterplanning design guidance Consultative Draft

Housing in the Countryside

Householder Development

Listed Buildings & Buildings within Conservation Areas






  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   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


Waterside Consultative Draft



06/04/2018 - 18/05/2018

Conservation Area Appraisals


Waterside CCA

Bank Street/John Finnie Street Conservation Area Management Plan Non Statutory Complete   Conservation Area Appraisals
Housing Market Areas Statutory Complete   SG

Public and private green infrastructure / open space standards

Statutory Complete  


Contact Information

Planning & Building Standards
Telephone: 01563 576790
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