Our Planning team in Scotland continually monitors the status of LDPs and SDPs, keeping you up to date with pending consultations and LDP adoptions which can provide opportunities for consideration of your development sites.


  • Main Issues Report (MIR) - This is a key stage in the consultation process. This documents the pertinent changes and issues facing the local authority since the previous plan was adopted.
  • Proposed Local Development Plan (PLDP) - a plan which is representative of the local authority's views, but is yet to be approved by ministers.
  • Local Development Plan (LDP) - This plan sets out the vision and strategy for development in one local authority area.
  • LDP Adoption  - the final stage in the LDP process whereby the plan is fully implemented.
  • Strategic Development Plan (SDP) - a plan which is representative of the region's view on development (across a number of local authorities).



Perth and Kinross Council - Proposed Local Development Plan 2 (PLDP)
Perth and Kinross Council has confirmed that the PLDP will be discussed at its committee meeting scheduled for 22 November 2017. Dependent on gaining support from elected officials, it is anticipated that the consultation period will commence during December 2017 for a minimum of 6 weeks. The key issues previously identified by the Council are the determination of new housing requirements and clarification of settlement boundaries.

Aberdeen City Council - LDP2
Aberdeen City Council has stated that its MIR will be open for consultation in January 2018. This is a great opportunity for those with development aspirations to present sites to the council for potential inclusion within the emerging LDP2.

Angus Council - LDP2
Angus Council’s MIR will be published for consultation during Summer 2018. We will keep our clients updated on the timescale for this consultation as it becomes clearer.

Aberdeenshire Council - Review of LDP (2017)
Aberdeenshire Council has confirmed that following the adoption of the LDP on 17 April 2017 a proposed LDP2 will be published for consultation in November 2018.

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