Local Development Plan 2

East Dunbartonshire Council is currently preparing a new Local Development Plan (LDP) for the area – LDP 2. LDP 2 will guide the future use of land in East Dunbartonshire by setting out planning policies and identifying sites for development and protection.

More information about the stages in producing LDP 2 are set out in the Council's Development Plan Scheme along with timescales. This can be found here.

The Council will communicate progress on producing LDP 2 on this website and through our newsletter which can be found here.


Stage 2: Main Issues Report

The Main issues Report (MIR) is a key step towards the preparation of a new Local Development Plan. It sets out a series of preferred options for future development throughout East Dunbartonshire, across a range of issues. The MIR also includes a number of ‘reasonable alternative options’ for each issue. These preferred options and reasonable alternatives have been identified following an extensive early engagement and evidence gathering exercise (see Stage 1 below) and form the basis of the MIR. 

Consultation on the MIR was carried out between 15 October and 10 December 2019. Details of this
consultation can be found in the consultation archive section of the website: 
https://www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/council/consultations/consultation-archive/main-issues-report-consultation


Stage 1: Early Engagement and Evidence Gathering

Early engagement and consultation was carried out between 3 December 2018 and 11 February 2019. During this period we invited local communities, key agencies and other interested parties to complete a questionnaire and outline their views on what the key priorities should be for Local Development Plan 2. The early engagement period also provided an opportunity for people to give us feedback at workshops, drop-in sessions and community meetings. In addition, the Council carried out a `Call for Sites' exercise, in line with Government requirements, in which we asked any interested parties (including local communities, landowners and developers) to provide information about areas they would wish to see considered for potential development. The outcomes of this process are set out in the Report of Consultation document.