On this page you can link directly to your planning authority and find out about the Development Plan for your area. The Development Plan is a document prepared by the local authority which sets out how your local area may change in the future. It explains what type of development (homes, shops, new schools etc) should take place where e.g. preferred locations for new homes and businesses, and which areas should not be developed.
The land-use allocations and policies in development plans affect your everyday life, so becoming involved in the preparation process gives you an opportunity at the earliest possible stage to have a say in shaping the future of your community and environment.
If you want to find out more about opportunities and timescales for becoming involved with local or strategic development plans, look for the Development Plan Scheme on your planning authority website. Most planning authorities will have information about current consultations and how you can get involved on the development plan section of their website. Some have newsletters that you can sign up to in order to be kept informed.
Making your opinions known at this stage can be much more effective than trying to influence decisions on planning applications later on.
4. Argyll and Bute
7. Dumfries and Galloway
9. East Ayrshire
10. East Dunbartonshire
11. East Lothian
12. East Renfrewshire
14. Eilean Siar (Western Isles)
20. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
23. North Ayrshire
24. North Lanarkshire