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Local Development Plan - research & information

Background research, information and studies used to prepare the Local Development Plan and support wider planning activities.

We use information from a variety of sources to monitor, review and formulate planning policies. This page contains material from studies, research and consultations which we have undertaken to support the decision-making process. 

Annual audits

Infrastructure studies 

In 2017, we produced a set of Infrastructure Capacity Reports which highlight current infrastructure provisions in larger settlements and any shortfall which could be addressed through the Local Development Plan. The reports include information on population growth, community facilities, open space, transport infrastructure, education and health as well as energy and water infrastructure: 

Charettes & community consultation

Between 2014 and 2016, Perth and Kinross Council worked in partnership with a number of local Community Councils to undertake a series of community design workshops in key settlements across the area. The objective was to work with local communities and key stakeholders, in identifying a town's strengths, weaknesses, as well as opportunities to help mitigate the social, environmental and economic challenges, towns across Scotland are facing. In total, five charrettes were undertaken, each of the reports can be accessed below:

Other studies & research 

The  Perth and Kinross Town Centre and Retail Study (PDF) [3MB] was updated in 2016. We regularly commission studies to ensure we understand the shopping habits of residents and visitors and that the supply of floorspace is sufficient to meet our needs. We also use them to ensure the vitality and viability of existing town centres in Perth, Aberfeldy, Auchterarder, Blairgowrie, Crieff, Kinross and Pitlochry.

Last modified on 22 November 2022

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