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Adoption of Local Development Plan 2

The East Ayrshire Local Development Plan 2 was adopted on 8 April 2024. 

The adopted Plan can be viewed below:

The adopted Plan takes on board the contents of a Direction issued by Scottish Government on 25 March 2024 (PDF 121Kb).

On 28 March 2024, Council agreed to modify the Plan in line with the Direction.

Intention to adopt Local development plan 2, as modified

On 22 February 2024, the Council agreed to accept all the recommendations of the Examination into Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) and agreed to adopt the Plan, as modified.

On 4 March 2024 the Council notified Scottish Ministers of its intention to adopt the Plan. Scottish Ministers have 28 days to consider the Plan and whether the Council should be directed to make any changes to it. 

The list of modifications as set out in the Examination Report can be viewed below:

The list of non-notifiable modifications can be viewed below:

 You can still view the original proposed plan below.

Local development plan 2 examination report

On 20 December 2023, the Council received the outcome of the Local Development Plan 2 Examination. The documents can be viewed below:

Local development plan 2 examination background information

On 5 December 2022, we agreed to submit Local Development Plan 2 to Scottish Ministers for Examination. The Plan and all necessary paperwork was submitted to the Scottish Government’s Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) on 24 February 2023.

On 3 April 2023, the Scottish Government appointed Mr Stephen Hall BA (Hons) BPI MRTPI to carry out the Examination of the Plan. Two further Reporters have since been appointed; Mr Steve Field BA(Hons) MRTPI and Mr Andrew Fleming BA(Hons) BTP MRTPI. The Examination of the conformity with the planning authority's participation statement has now concluded and the Examination proper commenced on 11 May 2023.

All information, including the summaries of unresolved issues (known as Schedule 4 forms) can be viewed on the DPEA website. The DPEA reference number is LDP-190-4.

Further guidance and information

Further guidance on the examination process is available from Scottish Government: Development Plans.

The  Scottish Government: guidance note explains development plan examinations for people who have submitted representations.

If you require further information about the progress of the examination please contact:

Jayne Anderson, Planning and Environmental Appeals
Ground Floor, Hadrian House
Callendar Business Park

Telephone:  0131 244 6934

Local development plan 2 consultation

The consultation is now closed. Find out what happens next on the  proposed Local Development Plan 2 consultation page.

The original proposed plan

The Plan comprises two separate main documents, alongside an additional map, that will be used to shape development within our district between 2023-2028:

  1. Volume 1: Vision, aims, spatial strategy and policies (PDF 72.58Mb)
  2. Volume 2: Settlement maps (site allocations) (PDF 36.01Mb)
  3. Rural area map (PDF 21.29Mb)

Supplementary guidance

Supplementary guidance has been published. When adopted, this will form part of the statutory development plan.

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Contact Information


Planning & Economic Development
Telephone: 01563 576790