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Development Plan, next steps

The development plan for North Ayrshire comprises a single plan. The adopted Local Development Plan (LDP2) is North Ayrshire’s second Local Development Plan. It was adopted on 28 November 2019.

LDP2 has a vision that:

  • looks forward 20 years
  • plans for a 10 year period to 2029 and,
  • under planning legislation, needs to be replaced by November 2024.

The Planning System in Scotland is undergoing a substantial transformation. Details can be found at Transforming Scotland.

New planning legislation makes significant changes to the approach to preparing local development plans. The aim is to make them more effective, with greater community involvement and more focus on delivery.

Development Plan Scheme

In October 2022, the planning committee adopted our latest Development Plan Scheme (PDF, 1.56mb). This sets out our programme for preparing our next Local Development Plan (LDP3) and when, how and with whom consultation will take place. This is known as a Participation Statement.

Mailing list 

For updates on the development plan for North Ayrshire, including the preparation of LDP3 and consultation events, please complete our update request form.

The form contains a link to our Privacy Statement which explains how we will look after your information.

Request updates

Contact Planning - Strategic Planning




01294 324763


Strategic Planning, Planning Services, North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE

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