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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). LDP2 will progress in accordance with the arrangements outlined in the approved LDP2 Development Plan Scheme.

Main Issues Report

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

Formal public consultation on both the Main Issues Report (MIR) and its accompanying Environmental Report has now commenced as of Monday 20th November and will continue until Wednesday 31st January 2018 which forms the deadline for receipt of all representations.

The MIR and associated documents are consultation documents, intended to stimulate discussion on land use planning matters, policies which the Council thinks may benefit from change (the main issues), and the Council’s ideas as to where future development might take place in South Ayrshire.

Please refer to the hyperlinks below which provide access to the:

These documents will also be available to view in Burns House, Burns Statue Square, Ayr, KA7 1UT, from 20/11/17 until 31/01/18, between 08.45 and 16.45, Mon-Thur, and 08.45 and 16:00 on Fri. They will also be available to view, between those dates, at all Council Libraries during normal opening hours.

A series of public drop-in exhibition and consultation events have been planned during November and December 2017, at which the public can ask Planning Officers for information on the Main Issues Report, and how to make comment on its content (these events will not take the form of public meetings). Details for these are set out in the schedule below:

Date Venue
27th November (1pm-3.30pm) Maybole Carrick Centre, Culzean Road
30th November (1pm-3.30pm) Troon Municipal Buildings (Customer Service Centre), South Beach
1st December (1pm-3.30pm) Girvan Municipal Buildings (Customer Service Centre), Knockcushan Street
4th December (1pm-3.30pm) Ayr, Wallace Tower (Customer Service Centre reception), High Street
5th December (5pm-7pm) Symington Community Hall, Main Street
7th December (5pm-7pm) Loans Village Hall, Main Street
11th December (1pm-3.30pm) Prestwick (Customer Service Centre reception), The Cross
12th December (5pm-7pm) Ayr Academy, University Avenue
14th December (5pm-7pm) Monkton Primary School Station Road
9th January (5pm-7pm) Troon Walker Hall
23rd January (3.30pm-5pm) Troon Walker Hall
Final opportunity to view the Exhibition for LDP2 Main Issues Report and speak to Council Planners

Persons wishing to make representations on the documents should do so by answering the questions in the online Main Issues Report .

Persons may also submit comments by email to, or in writing to: Development Planning and Customers Team, South Ayrshire Council, Burns House, 16 Burns Statue Square, Ayr. KA7 1UT. All comments must be submitted by 31st January 2018 and should state the name, address and contact details of the person making them.

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

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