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 4: Examination

On 29 September 2021, the Council received notification from the Scottish Government’s Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) of the appointment of Reporters to carry out the examination of the Proposed Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2), under Section 19 of the Town and Country Planning Scotland Act 1997 (as amended). In accordance with Section 19(7) of the Act, the examination will not commence until an assessment of conformity with the participation statement has concluded or until four weeks from 29 September 2021 (which is the date of the appointment of the reporters), whichever is the latter. Therefore the earliest date upon which the examination of issues raised in representations will commence is 27 October 2021. Full details can be viewed on the DPEA website.

Stage 3: Proposed Plan

The East Dunbartonshire Proposed Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) was published on 19 October 2020 for public consultation. The consultation ended on 15 January 2021. Full details of the consultation, including links to the various supporting documents, can be found in the consultation archive section of the Council website. The Council is currently assessing all responses and will be reporting the outcomes to an appropriate Council Committee in due course. Following this, we will commence the next stage in the LDP2 preparation process by submitting the Proposed Plan to the Scottish Government for an independent examination.

In the meantime, as the Proposed Plan represents the Council’ settled view on the future land use strategy for East Dunbartonshire, it is an additional material consideration in conjunction with the adopted Local Development Plan in the assessment of planning applications.

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: 

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.