Local Development Plan Review (2018-2023)

What is the Local Development Plan review?

Perth and Kinross Adopted Local Development Plan was adopted on 3 February 2014.  Legislation requires Development Plans are updated every 5 years to ensure that they are up to date and make provision for an adequate supply of land for various uses.

The Council's icon Development Plan Scheme [1Mb] details the programme we will follow for the preparation of LDP2 and sets out key milestones, including opportunities for consultation.

LDP2 must continue to be consistent with the Strategic Development Plan TAYplan. TAYplan Proposed Plan was submitted to the DPEA for Examination in June 2016 and has recently received Scottish Government approval, with modifications, to adopt the new Strategic Development Plan. Further details about the new SDP is available on the TAYplan website.

The four key stages in preparing the second Local Development Plan are as follows:

  1. Main Issues Report 
  2. Proposed Plan 
  3. Examination - we are currently at this stage
  4. Adoption

LDP2 timetable

Full details of the current/next steps for preparing the next Local Development Plan are available below:

Autumn 2018 to Spring 2019 (we are here)Local Development Plan Examination

It is the role of the reporter to make recommendations as to whether the Proposed Plan should be changed before it is adopted, and the Examination stage is usually completed within six to nine months. While considering the unresolved issues, the reporter may request further information from anyone that would help him/her in considering the issues.

Once all the unresolved issues have been considered, the reporter publishes the LDP Examination report and sends a copy of the report to the Council. This is an important public document and contains the reporter's reasoning and consideration of the issues, together with recommendations as to whether the Proposed Plan should be modified before it is adopted.

Spring/Summer 2019Adoption of the Proposed Plan (as modified)

The Council will modify the Proposed Plan in line with the reporter's recommendations in the Examination report. Shortly afterwards (to allow time for statutory arrangements) the plan as modified becomes adopted as the Local Development Plan. At this point the 2014 plan is automatically withdrawn as the Local Development Plan.

There is a short six-week period immediately after adoption during which statutory appeal or judicial review proceedings may be brought forward.

Contact details

Development Plan

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 475300