LDP3 Development Plan Scheme and Draft Participation Statement Consultation

This consultation ended on 27 June 2023.

Thank you for completing this survey. We are now reading through all the responses and collating your feedback. 


East Dunbartonshire Council is about to begin work on its next Local Development Plan (LDP3).

Simply put, an LDP sets out a long-term vision for where development should and shouldn't happen. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage (link opens in new window) for more information or watch the video (external link opens in new window).

Development Plan Scheme and the Draft Participation Statement

The Council is asking communities and stakeholders how they would like to be consulted in the process of preparing LDP3. The Council's Draft Participation Statement sets out proposed ways for stakeholders to be engaged at various stages. The Draft Participation Statement is part of the overall Development Plan Scheme – which sets out a work programme for delivery of LDP3.

Give us your views

Have your say at this stage between Tuesday 16 May and Tuesday 27 June 2023. You can access full background and information via our StoryMap (external link opens in new window).

Paper copies of the document are also available to view in local libraries and/or via the contact details below.

In addition to the online survey, comments can also be provided by:

Come along to an information session/presentation

To learn more about LDP3 and the Draft Participation Statement please join us at one of the following information sessions/presentations. Please email development.plan@eastdunbarton.gov.uk to reserve your place:

  • Bishopbriggs War Memorial Hall (Balmuildy Road, Bishopbriggs G64 3BX) – Thursday 8 June – 6.30-8pm
  • Bearsden Hall (above Bearsden Community Hub - 69 Drymen Road, Bearsden G61 3QT) – Monday 12 June – 7.15-8.45pm
  • Online (link will be supplied in advance) – Wednesday 21 June – 5pm-6.30pm

Each session will cover:

  • The Changing Planning System how recent changes to Scotland’s planning system affects the process for preparing the plan and how LDP3 will differ from LDP2.
  • The Development Plan Scheme and Draft Participation Statement an overview of the process and timetable to prepare LDP3 (including proposed engagement methods, for which comments and suggestions are being sought).
  • Local Place Plans an overview of a new provision in the planning system that allows and encourages communities to prepare a Local Place Plan for their area.

Local Place Plans

Recent changes to the planning system in Scotland aim to empower communities and strengthen links between citizens, communities and the planning system. That includes the introduction of Local Place Plans – a way for communities to highlight issues, suggest ideas and outline aspirations for their areas. Visit our Local Place Plans information page for more information (link opens in new window).