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Local Development Plan

The consultation on the Town Centre and Retail Proposed LDP closed in February 2016. The proposed LDP was submitted to Scottish Ministers for examination on 29 April 2016.

Report of Examination issued by Scottish Government DPEA, 11th October 2016.

Updates will appear here.

The South Ayrshire Local Development Plan (LDP) was adopted on 23rd September 2014. The LDP is a strategic land use plan that sets out strategic spatial priorities and policies for South Ayrshire and will secure land for specified uses (e.g. housing/industry etc.) to provide certainty for development. The Local Development Plan replaces the South Ayrshire Local Plan and the Ayrshire Joint Structure Plan as the Council’s adopted development plan. All planning applications will be assessed against the policies in the South Ayrshire Local Development Plan.

View the South Ayrshire Local Development Plan and relevant background documents.

Development Plan Review

On 17th March 2015, the Council approved the commencement of two new local development plans. A subject-specific local development plan for town centres and retailing has now been submitted to Scottish Ministers for examination – you can view the proposed LDP below. It is also intended to commence a full development plan review in early 2016. Further details of this will be published, including a full development plan scheme, nearer the time.

Town Centre and Retail Local Development Plan: Proposed Plan

The Council approved its Town Centre Retail Proposed LDP [PLDP] on 17th December 2015, for public consultation. The PLDP sets out the Council's vision for its town centres, and, particularly Ayr town centre, as the largest town centre in South Ayrshire. It also set out the policies that affect retail developments in and out of town centres.

Town Centre and Retail LDP: Main Issues Report

  • View comments received during the Main Issue Report consultation

Supplementary Guidance

In addition to the South Ayrshire Local Development Plan, the Council also has supplementary planning guidance, which provides planning guidance and policies on specific subjects. Supplementary planning guidance supports the policies contained within the Local Development Plan. Following the adoption of the Local Development Plan, new supplementary planning guidance and updated guidance will be produced during 2014 and 2015. View the current range of supplementary planning guidance documents.

Development Planning

South Ayrshire Council
Burns House
Burns Statue Square

Tel: 01292 616693
Fax: 01292 616161

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Last updated: 17 October 2016

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