Review of Local Development Plan (LDP2)

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

Main Issues Report - Consultation Closed

At the 5th October Meeting of South Ayrshire Council, the Main Issues Report for LDP2 was approved for consultation. The Report to Council and associated documents can be viewed here

Thank you to everyone who has taken time to be involved in the Main Issues Report consultation, which closed on 31st January 2018.

All of the submissions made on the Main Issues Report have been considered and our initial responses to those comments are now available to view in the Initial Response document.

The hyperlinks below provide direct access to supporting documentation as follows:

PLEASE NOTE: Any drawings, documents, masterplans or studies submitted to the Council as part of the Main Issues Report Consultation represent the views of the person, organisation or company submitting them and do NOT represent the Council’s position on future development. The Council’s response to those submissions is included in the Initial Response document.

These documents are also available to view in Burns House, Burns Statue Square, Ayr, KA7 1UT, Mon-Thur, and 8.45am and 4pm on Fri.

What happens next?

The next stage of the process to replace the existing Local Development Plan will be the drafting of the ‘Proposed Plan’ document. The Proposed Plan will contain the Council’s settled/preferred position on future development sites, strategies and policies. It had been anticipated that the Proposed Plan would be published by the end of 2018 but it will now be published in the Summer of 2019. (The process is detailed in the Development Plan Scheme. This will be amended in due course to reflect the recent change in anticipated timescales).

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