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If you would like to receive our regular "Newsletter", which includes details of the preparation of the LDP please email the policy team at development.plan@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or call 0300 123 4510.

Previous  Local Development Plan newsletters are listed within the documents section of the page.

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Issue 69 - December 2022

Local Development Plan 2 – Adoption

LDP2 front coverLocal Development Plan 2 (LDP2) was formally adopted by the Council on 28 November 2022 following consideration by Scottish Ministers. It has now superseded Local Development Plan 1 (adopted 2017). Local Development Plan 2 has statutory status in decision making on planning applications and will be used to determine them.

The Adopted Plan represents the culmination of a five year period of preparation, debate and scrutiny, a key element of which was a process of extensive public consultation and engagement. The Council wishes to thank all that have participated in the preparation of LDP2.

Further information on the overall LDP2 process can be found on our Local Development Plan 2 webpage
Local Development Plan 2 – Adoption
Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) was formally adopted by the Council on 28 November 2022 following consideration by Scottish Ministers. It has now superseded Local Development Plan 1 (adopted 2017). Local Development Plan 2 has statutory status in decision making on planning applications and will be used to determine them.

The Adopted Plan represents the culmination of a five year period of preparation, debate and scrutiny, a key element of which was a process of extensive public consultation and engagement. The Council wishes to thank all that have participated in the preparation of LDP2.

Further information on the overall LDP2 process can be found via the following webpage:

 

Circular Economy Strategy - Have Your Say and help shape the circle FOR life!

Circular Economy LogoWaste is a major cause of global climate and environmental crises. A Circular Economy aims to eliminate waste - which is better for the planet, communities and businesses.

In a Circular Economy, a product’s lifecycle is part of the design process. Waste is avoided when everything is made and designed to last for multiple uses ... and to be reused/recycled when no longer needed.

We have produced a Draft Circular Economy Strategy which details what we aim to do as a Council, good work taking place and support available. Consultation on the draft strategy will commence in January 2023.

Online meetings will be held for businesses and members of the public:

Event

Date and Time

Eventbrite

Business and Social Enterprises

Wednesday 18 January, 9.30-10.30am

Book Online Circular Economy Event for businesses [opens in a new window]

Public

Wednesday 25 January, 7-8pm

Book Online Circular Economy Event for residents [opens in a new window]

Seven pop-up community consultation events will also take place at the following locations:

Venue

Date and Time

Westerton Library

Monday 9 January, 2-4pm

Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre

Tuesday 10 January, 4.30-6.30pm

Leisuredrome

Thursday 12 January, 4.30-6.30pm

Milngavie Library

Monday 16 January, 4.30-6.30pm

Twechar Healthy Living and Enterprise Centre

Thursday 19 January, 2-4pm

Lennoxtown Library

Tuesday 24 January, 2-4pm

Craighead Library

Thursday 26 January, 2-4pm

The consultation will be live from 4 January to 3 February 2023 and will be available on our consultation page

Your views will shape the way forward and help East Dunbartonshire to become:

Fairer, Greener and more resilent

Updated Planning Guidance Webpage

Sustainability and energy statement front coverA new planning guidance document – Sustainability and Energy Statement (SES) - has been added to the Council’s suite of guidance documents and can be viewed by visiting:planning guidance

Applicants for certain development types (specified in Policy 9 of LDP2) will be expected to complete the form as part of their application. Its purpose is to help the Council understand the impact of proposed development on its responsibilities relating to climate change and sustainability. The SES form has been developed by the Land Planning Policy team in collaboration with the Council’s Sustainability and Building Standards teams and includes the following key features:

  • Sets out a series of essential sustainable design standards that all developments must adhere to

  • Establishes a commitment to meeting the requirements of the energy hierarchy, as set out in Policy 9 of LDP2.

  • Provides a checklist for specific sustainability requirements for both domestic and non-domestic proposals, reflecting the current Scottish Building Standards Technical Handbook. The purpose of this is to ensure greater clarity and efficiency between the planning and building standards processes.

  • Encourages prospective applicants to incorporate design features that are higher than the minimum standards, to support their application.


The SES is now considered a material consideration and may be referred to and used as part of the development management process when assessing applications.
 

Electric Vehicles Survey

Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy Expansion PlanTo help reduce vehicle emissions across East Dunbartonshire, the Council has been awarded funding from the Scottish Government to produce an electric vehicle strategy. This strategy will help plan what the future public electric vehicle charging network will look like. It will help ensure that it is accessible for all, reliable and affordable, helping meet the Government’s objectives for Net Zero emissions by 2045.

We’re looking to understand your views and opinions on what a successful electric vehicle charging network should look like across the region. We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete our survey and share your thoughts and ideas of how the network could work for you – whether you own an electric vehicle or not.

The survey went live on Monday 5th December 2022 and closes at 23:45 on Saturday 31st December 2022. 

Anyone in the East Dunbartonshire Council area (general public/residents and businesses) who use an electric vehicle, who intends to get an electric vehicle or is interested in influencing charge point locations should participate in the survey.
 

Planning Guidance Consultation UpdateGreen infrastructure and green network 2022.

A six-week pubic consultation exercise on two guidance documents was carried out between 2 September and 14 October 2022. These were (1) Green Infrastructure and the Network and (2) Water Environment and Flood Risk. This included targeted consultation with local communities and key agencies.

 

Water Environment and flood risk front coverThe purpose of the Water Environment and Flood Risk guidance is to provide applicants with relevant information on managing and enhancing the water environment to inform the siting, layout and design of development in East Dunbartonshire. It will bring together existing Council guidance on Flooding & Drainage and River Basin Management.

The Green Infrastructure and Green Network guidance is an update to existing guidance and sets out measures to ensure that development will protect, enhance and manage the existing green infrastructure and green network as an integral part of placemaking, in terms of both existing assets and new opportunities.

The Council is currently assessing all responses and the intention is to present the outcomes of the consultation, together with amended versions of the guidance, to the relevant Committee early in 2023. Subject to approval, the guidance documents will then be adopted and will support implementation of LDP2.
We would like to thank everyone who responded to this consultation.