The Minerals Local Development Plan (MLDP) was adopted on 13 January 2020.

The Supplementary Guidance and the Environmental Report Post Adoption statement will all follow in due course.

An action programme supports the delivery of the MLDP and sets out the actions and partnerships that are necessary to implement the strategy and proposals of the plan.

Download the MLDP Action Plan (PDF 1.3Mb)

Background to the minerals local development plan

Intention to adopt stage

On 22 August 2019, East Ayrshire Council agreed to accept all of the modifications to the Plan recommended in the Examination Report. The Council subsequently agreed to adopt the Plan, as modified. 

On 5 September 2019 the Council published its Notice of Intention to Adopt the Plan and notified Scottish Ministers of this. On 30 October Scottish Ministers directed the Council to make an amendment to the Plan, specifically to update paragraph 4.37 to reflect Ministers updated position on fracking.  On 17 December Council agreed to modify the Plan in accordance with the Direction and on 19 December Ministers confirmed they were content for the Plan to proceed to adoption.

Examination stage

An Examination into the Minerals Local Development Plan: Proposed Plan was held between 4 February 2019 and 2 July 2019.  Scottish Ministers appointed Mr Alasdair Edwards MA (Hons) MRTPI to carry out the Examination.

The examination considered all unresolved representations to the Plan.  All information about the examination including the Schedule 4 forms, further information requests, further information responses and the examination report can be viewed on the DPEA website.

On 2 July 2019 the Scottish Government’s Planning and Environmental Appeals Division published the report of the Examination (PDF 897Kb) of the East Ayrshire MLDP: Proposed Plan, along with a summary of the Reporters recommended modifications (PDF 247Kb).

A hard copy of the report is also available for viewing at Planning and Economic Development, Opera House, 8 John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1DD.

The Proposed Plan and associated documents can be downloaded below:

Proposed plan stage

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. 

Main issues report stage

The Proposed Plan has been informed by the response to the consultation on the Minerals Main Issues Report, which was published in January 2017.

Contact Information

Planning & Economic Development
Telephone: 01563 576790