Local Development Plan

Adopted Local Development Plan

On February 23 2017, East Dunbartonshire Council adopted its first Local Development Plan (LDP), in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (as amended) and Town and Country Planning (Development Planning) (Scotland) Regulations 2008.

The Local Development Plan sets out the Council’s long-term land use strategy and is intended to guide development and regeneration strategies by clearly illustrating where and how new development should take place. It also establishes those parts of East Dunbartonshire that should be protected from development.

The LDP has legal status in decision making on planning applications and, together with the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan, forms the Development Plan for this area against which planning applications will be determined. It replaces the Local Plan 2 (2011), which has now been superseded, and can be accessed via the attached documents.

It may also be inspected, free of charge, during normal opening hours at Bearsden, Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch and Lennoxtown Community Hubs, all local libraries and at the planning office at Southbank House in Kirkintilloch.

You can also view a 'Storymap' version of the Local Development Plan. 

If you have any queries on this new document or the Local Development Plan process in general, please contact the Land Planning Policy Team by email or by telephone via the Council’s Customer Services Team on 0300 123 4510, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Local Development Plan Proposals Map

The Local Development Plan Proposals Map can be found in five maps in the Documents menu. It can also be viewed using the Local Development Plan Interactive Map here.

LIVE Action and Delivery Programme

The East Dunbartonshire Local Development Plan LIVE Action and Delivery Programme sets outs a live and detailed plan of actions needed to deliver the key infrastructure and developments set out in the Local Development Plan.  It also acts as a project management tool and a mechanism for monitoring the delivery of the Local Development Plan.  It complies with Section 21 of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006, which requires planning authorities to prepare an Action Programme alongside their respective development plan.

This document is a live document which will be continually updated. Whilst it is required to be republished at least every 2 years in practise it will be republished more frequently.  From 2017, Delivery Partners will be asked to contribute to updating this LIVE Action and Delivery Programme at regular intervals but are able to contribute at any time. A LDP Delivery Group will be set up that will meet on a regular basis to ensure that actions are being delivered. Delivery partners will be invited to this Group. If you would like more information please get in touch at development.plan@eastdunbarton.gov.uk