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Development Plan Update - March 2023

Development Plan Update - March 2023

Development Plan Scheme published

The Review of the Clackmannanshire Local Development Plan (LDP) has commenced and the latest Development Plan Scheme has been published:

The Development Plan Scheme includes information on the LDP Review, including programming, associated work, and when opportunity for public engagement is anticipated.  


Work on a review of the 2015 Local Development Plan (LDP) was commenced in 2019, with the publication of a Main Issues Report and Monitoring Statement in January 2020.

Around this time, the Scottish Government published their timetable for the production of National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4), a new, national planning document. This document would include national policies and developments, which any LDP would be required to have regard to. The Scottish Government’s timetable anticipated adoption of NPF4 in Spring 2022, exactly when we anticipated the LDP Review would be ready for adoption. There was therefore the potential for the LDP to be out of date, in terms of compatibility with NPF4, as soon as it was published. It was therefore decided that, while work should continue on the LDP in terms of structure, policy formulation, consideration of sites and site assessments, it would be unwise to pursue it to adoption when it would almost immediately be superseded by NPF4, particularly considering the new status of NPF4 policies.

COVID inevitably caused some delay in the progress of NPF4, however it was finally adopted on 13th February 2023. While some regulations and guidance in relation to Local Development Plans is still to be published, this means that we can now commence a review of the LDP under NPF4.

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For Further Information Contact

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