People are being invited to view and comment on a vital document which - when adopted - will guide the future use of land in East Dunbartonshire.
The Proposed Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) sets out a new long-term land-use strategy for East Dunbartonshire - including policies and sites for development - which will be used to determine planning applications.
The Proposed LDP2 reflects the Council’s desire to:
- Create high-quality places for residents to live
- Promote sustainable economic growth and the development of local town centres
- Maximise tourism and business potential
- Protect and enhance the quality of our local historic, natural and water environment.
Comments and representations on the plan can be made between Monday 19 October 2020 and Friday 15 January 2021.
You can access a copy of the Proposed LDP2, as well as other consultation documents and details of how to get involved, by visiting www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/LDP2
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Council is unable to host events and workshops in local communities, as would normally be the case.
Instead, a series of online information sessions will be held in October and November. Please note, people must register in advance to access these events. Details can be found at www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/LDP2 and will be shared on the Council's social media channels.
Officers will be liaising closely with community councils and other groups to ensure they have access to relevant information.
Physical copies of documents will be available in libraries/Community Hubs via the EDLC Connect and Collect service. This is subject to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Visit www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/LDP2 for details.
If you do not have access to a computer, you can contact the Land Planning Policy team by calling 0300 123 4510 (9am-5pm, Mon to Fri).
Councillor Andrew Polson, Joint Council Leader, said, "East Dunbartonshire's LDP2 is a crucial document, which - when adopted - will guide the future use of land, set out proposals for development and provide the framework for dealing with planning applications. I hope as many people as possible take the opportunity to view the Proposed LDP2, making any representations they deem necessary.
"It has been a challenge to craft an effective consultation process at this time, given the ongoing issues presented by the pandemic, so well done to all involved."
Councillor Vaughan Moody, Joint Council Leader, added, "The publication of the Proposed LDP2 is a key step towards the adoption of a new Local Development Plan for the area - a vital document for the environment, economy and aspirations of East Dunbartonshire - providing opportunities, as well as guidance and protection.
"I would urge as many local residents and businesses as possible to engage before the closing date. Officers are available to provide support and you can visit the website - www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/LDP2"
The Council is encouraging the use of a representation form - available via the website - which has been specifically created for the consultation exercise. However, representations submitted in other formats, such as e-mail and letter, will also be accepted.
Representations should be concise and limited to a maximum of approximately 2,000 words, as this will allow the Council to work through the responses efficiently and help contribute towards a speedy process.