Local Development Plan 2 - Supplementary Guidance

Supplementary Guidance expands upon existing policies and proposals and is used to support the content of the Local Development Plan. It is particularly important when extensive detail is required for a specific policy area or strategic development site.

The list of Supplementary Guidance noted below is associated with the policies of the Proposed Local Development Plan which is currently subject to Examination. Further information on this is available at the Council's Examination webpage.


We recently consulted on the following draft Supplementary Guidance:

Further consultation on the remaining Supplementary Guidance documents will take place at a later date. If you have any queries about the Supplementary Guidance and associated consultation, please contact a member of the team using the contact details below. Please note the icon Consultation Privacy Statement [53Kb] sets out how any comments to consultations will be handled.

Supplementary Guidance and Non-statutory planning guidance

In order for the Supplementary Guidance to form Statutory Guidance, it must be subject to consultation and formal adoption procedures which allows it to form part of the Local Development Plan. This consultation is part of that process. A summary of the comments received will be reported to the Council for consideration before finalising the guidance and submitting it to Scottish Ministers for scrutiny. The Guidance will then be formally adopted and issued by the Council.

Non-statutory planning guidance is guidance which has been adopted by the Council but without going through the procedures for Supplementary Guidance. However, the Council's adoption of it will give it a degree of authorisation and it may be a material consideration in decision making.