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Development Plan Update - January 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.

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; where the authority makes 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.

Progress 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 by the Reporters may be viewed on the DPEA website.

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
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