Review of Local Development Plan (LDP2)

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The Council has embarked on work to prepare its replacement Local Development Plan with the approval of the commencement of its second Local Development Plan (LDP2).

Local Development Plans provided the vision for how communities will grow and develop in the future. The intention is that they provide certainty for communities and investors alike about where development should take place and where it should not and the supporting infrastructure required for growth. It allocates sites, either for new development, such as housing, or sites to be protected. It also includes policies that guide decisions on all planning applications. For more information on local development planning visit

On 27 June, South Ayrshire Council approved the Proposed Replacement South Ayrshire Local Development Plan (PLDP2) for publication and public consultation, here. PLDP2 is a concise, spatial, land use planning document, required by law, which sets out the Council’s settled view of how it envisages South Ayrshire will be developed over the ten year period from its adoption, a revised planning policy framework and a broad indication of the scale and location of growth in the area over a further ten years. When adopted, PLDP2 will supersede the adopted South Ayrshire Local Development Plan (2014) and Town Centre and Retail Local Development Plan (2017), becoming the planning policy framework against which all development proposals will be assessed. Consultation on the Proposed Local Development Plan 2(PLDP2) ended on 25 November 2019.

Next Stage

At its meeting on 24 March 2020, South Ayrshire Council received a report on representations received in response to the Autumn 2019 consultation on the Proposed Replacement South Ayrshire Local Development Plan (PLDP2), together with officers’ recommendations for action in response to them. Having considered the Report, the Council decided, amongst other things, to modify PLDP2 and, in accordance with statutory requirements, publish the modified Proposed Plan (MPLDP2) and associated Addendum to the Environmental Report (ER Addendum) for public consultation. In particular, the Council decided (see minute), to “withdraw the proposed affordable housing site at Darley Golf Course [Troon] from the Proposed Plan due to matters related to site effectiveness and the volume of public concern.”