Local Development Plan moves ahead

Friday, 23 December, 2016

A vital plan to guide the future of land use in East Dunbartonshire is moving ahead.

Council considered the next stage of the Local Development Plan at its meeting last night (Thursday 22 December) and agreed that the Plan be modified in accordance with the Scottish Government Reporters’ recommendations – with the exception of Greens Avenue in Kirkintilloch.

The Council will now submit the document to the Scottish Government with a notice of intention to adopt. Scottish Ministers will have a 28-day period to review.  After this, unless directed not to do so by Scottish Ministers, Council will be free to formally adopt the Local Development Plan, which will replace the existing Local Plan 2.

The Proposed Local Development Plan sets out a land-use strategy for East Dunbartonshire which will be used to determine planning applications.  It was published for consultation in April 2015 and submitted to the Scottish Government in December 2015. 

Unresolved representations were considered at an Examination conducted by independent Reporters, appointed by Scottish Ministers, which led to the Reporters’ proposed modifications.

Councillor Rhondda Geekie, Leader of the Council, said, "Our Local Development Plan is a vital document and crucial to the environment, economy and aspirations of East Dunbartonshire.  It provides opportunities, as well as guidance and protection to ensure the future sustainability of the area.

"Once adopted, the Local Development Plan will guide the future use of land, set out proposals for development - including new housing sites, which we are duty-bound to identify - and provide the framework for dealing with planning applications."

Further information available:

  • You can view the modified LDP, together with a summary of the recommended modifications, Proposals Map and Environmental Report via the Council’s website - www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk
  • Copies of the Proposed Plan (as modified) can be inspected during normal opening hours at all local libraries and at the main reception desk of the Council’s planning office at Southbank House, Strathkelvin Place, Kirkintilloch, G66 1XQ.

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