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Development Plan Update - July 2014

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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.

You can view the Development Plan Scheme from this page.

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.

The Clackmannanshire Local Development Plan, December 2013 provides a strategic direction for the pattern of land use and development in Clackmannanshire. It contains policies and proposals for a sustainable future up to 2034.

Publication of proposed Local Development Plan as submitted to Scottish Ministers

Consultation on the Proposed Local Development Plan for Clackmannanshire was undertaken, November 2013 - March 2014, and our proposed plan representations to the proposed plan were considered and responses were agreed at the Council meeting on 26th June 2014.

The Council has now published the plan and has submitted all relevant documents to the Scottish Ministers in accord with Section 18(4) of the Planning etc (Scotland) Act 2006 ie where the authority make no modifications to the Proposed Plan. The submissions include:

  • the Proposed Local Development Plan for Clackmannanshire
  • the Council's responses to the written submissions
  • Core documents and supporting documents submitted to the Scottish Ministers
  • a report of Conformity to the current Participation Statement
  • the Proposed Action Programme
  • copies of the draft Supplementary Guidance

The Scottish Ministers have appointed Michael Shiel MA(Cantab) BPhil MRTPI and Douglas Hope BSc (Hons) MA DipTP FRGS MRTPI to carry out the examination of the above plan. Additional reporters may be appointed to aid the speedy delivery of the report.

The Council has provided the reporter with a summary of the issues (Schedule 4 Forms) it considers should be assessed at examination. Copies of representations received and further information to support the examination have also been submitted. The summary of issues can be viewed on the Council's website.

In addition, the progress of, and information about the examination, the Schedule 4 Forms, Further Information Requests, Further Information Responses, Documents Lists, any Hearing Statements and, in due course, the Report can be viewed on the DPEA website.

The focus of the new 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.

Documents making up the Proposed Clackmannanshire LDP

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

You can also view an electronic version of the Local Development Plan 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 and these are listed below for 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 for residents and visitors in Clackmannanshire.

The 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 preservation and enhancement with arrangements for monitoring and review of progress. A copy of the appraisal is available below:

Contact information

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