Adopted Local Development Plan

Please note: this Local Development Plan is currently under review, follow the preparation of Local Development Plan 2.

What is a Local Development Plan?

The icon Perth & Kinross Local Development Plan (LDP) [28Mb] was adopted on 3rd February 2014. The LDP is a statutory document that guides all future development and use of land. It acts as a catalyst for changes and improvements in the area and shapes the environment and economy of Perth and Kinross. The LDP provides clear guidance on what development will or will not be allowed and where. It addresses a wide range of policy issues, including housing, shopping, business, industry, transport, recreation, built and natural heritage.

The Local Development Plan provides the framework against which planning applications are assessed and will be reviewed every 5 years to ensure an up to date Plan is in place to guide future development in the area.

The LDP is be consistent with the Strategic Development Plan - TAYplan.

The LDP contains the following:

  • Vision and Objectives - this is a broad statement of how the development of Perth & Kinross could and should occur and what the area might look like in the future.
  • Policies - these will give clear guidance on where development will be encouraged, and also where and in what circumstances it will not be permitted.
  • Spatial Strategy - this will indicate land use zonings and site specific proposals for implementation during the life of the Plan, which will help achieve the vision.

How is a Local Development Plan prepared?

  • Development Plan Scheme (DPS): sets out the timetable for the preparation and publication of the Plan and also what is involved at each of the stages. It includes an outline of the opportunities for public involvement and consultation during the Plan. The DPS is reviewed at least every year to provide an up-to-date picture of how the Plan is progressing.
  • Main Issues Report (MIR): focuses on the key issues that are changing from the adoption of the last plans and will set out general proposals for development in the area, in particular where development should and should not occur. The MIR is the key consultation stage.
  • Proposed Local Development Plan : sets out the Council's settled view as to how  the development of Perth & Kinross could and should occur and what the area might look like in the future. It includes policies and development proposals which will help achieve this.
  • LDP Examination: an independent Reporter will decide the format this will take, for example: a hearing, public local inquiry or through written submissions. Any unresolved representations from the Proposed Plan consultation will be part of the examination process.
  • Post Examination Modifications: Following examination the Reporter will prepare a report setting out their findings. The Council is largely bound by the recommendations in this report and will amend the LDP in line with the recommendations unless there are reasonable or justifiable reasons for not accepting some of them.
  • Adoption: The Council will publicise its intention to adopt the Local Development Plan through a formal public notice.

Where can I get more information?

The Development Plan Scheme is kept up to date with the progress of the Adopted Local Development Plan, or you can contact the Development Plans team at using the details on the left.

Contact details

Development Plan

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