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Development Plan Update - March 2015

You can view an electronic version of the Proposed Local Development Plan through our On-line Local Development Plan portal.

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The currently adopted development plan for Clackmannanshire was prepared under the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997. It comprises of the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Structure Plan 2002, as altered, and the Clackmannanshire Local Plan December 2004, as altered.

The Development Plan Scheme gives you an indication of the timeline for the remaining key steps in preparing the Local Development Plan. The Scheme is updated annually.

As part of a modern planning system in Scotland we have prepared a new plan.

Since Clackmannanshire is not in an area requiring a Strategic Development Plan the Council must prepare a Local Development Plan under the Planning etc (Scotland) Act 2006 and associated Planning Regulations.

Publication of proposed Local Development Plan as submitted to Scottish Ministers

The focus of the new Clackmannanshire Local Development Plan is to support sustainable economic growth, improve quality of life and to protect our environment. The Plan places strong emphasis on identifying opportunities for change whilst continuing to enhance and regenerate Clackmannanshire.

Consultation on the Proposed Local Development Plan was undertaken between November 2013 and March 2014. All representations to the proposed plan were considered and the Council's responses were agreed at the Council meeting on 26th June 2014. Having satisfied themselves that the Council's consultation and engagement exercises on the above Plan conformed with the participation statement, the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) commenced their examination of the Plan on 30 September 2014. They have now completed the examination, and submitted their report, which is available for inspection.

In the examination, two DPEA Reporters considered 60 issues arising from 454 unresolved representations which were identified by the Council. In each case, they took account of the summaries of the representations and the responses, as prepared by the Council, and the original representations, and have set out their conclusions and recommendations in relation to each issue in their report.

The examination process also included a comprehensive series of unaccompanied site inspections and, for some issues the Reporters requested additional information from the Council and other parties. They did not require to hold any hearings or formal inquiries.

Subject to the limited exceptions as set out in Section 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 and in the Town and Country Planning (Grounds for Declining to Follow Recommendations) (Scotland) Regulations 2009, the Council is now required to make the modifications to the plan as set out in the Reporters recommendations.

The Council will also make any consequential modifications to the text or maps which arise from these modifications. Separately, the Council will make any necessary adjustments to the final environmental report and to the report on the appropriate assessment of the Plan.

A letter has been issued by the DPEA to all those who submitted representations to inform them that the examination has been completed and that the report has been submitted to the Council.

The Examination Reportis available to view on the DPEA website.

Printed copies are available for viewing in following Council offices and libraries:

  • Kilncraigs, Alloa, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
  • Speirs Centre, Primrose Place, Alloa, FK10 1AD
  • Alva Community Access Point, 153 West Stirling Street, Alva, FK12 2EL
  • Clackmannan Community Access Point, Main Street, Clackmannan, FK10 4JA
  • Dollar Civic Centre, Park Place, Dollar, FK14 7AA
  • Dumyat Community Centre, Main Street East, Menstrie, FK11 7BL
  • Sauchie Community Access Point, 42-48 Main Street, Sauchie, FK10 3JY
  • Ben Cleuch Centre, Park Street, Tillicoultry, FK13 6AG
  • Tullibody Library, Tullibody Civic Centre, Abercromby Place, Tullibody, FK10 2RS

Documents making up the Proposed Clackmannanshire LDP

The documents that make up the Proposed Clackmannanshire LDP can be accessed below:

Paper copies of the documents are also available to view in local libraries and you can view an electronic version through our On-line Local Development Plan portal.

Supporting documents - Proposed LDP

Our Development Plan Scheme is updated each year and indicates the wider timeframe in preparation and determination of our Plan.

Community engagement on related documents and reports

The Council consulted on some related documents and statements at the same time as the LDP consultations in 2013 to 2014 and these are listed below for your information.

Supplementary Guidance
Open Space Strategy

The Council approved the Open Space Strategy at its meeting on Thursday, 26th June 2014. The Strategy is intended to provide a co-ordinated approach to the provision of high quality, accessible open spaces in Clackmannanshire.

The approved documents are listed below for your information:

Conservation Areas

The Council approved the Conservation Area Appraisal of Muckhart on 26th June 2014. It is an analysis of the existing Muckhart Conservation Area and sets out proposed opportunities for the preservation and enhancement of the area. Progress will be the subject of regular monitoring and review. A copy of the appraisal is available below:

Please refer to our Built Heritage page for more information about conservation areas.

Contact information

Development Planning
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000 Fax: 01259 727453
Email: