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Local Development Plan

Work is currently under way on reviewing the National Park’s development plan. As part of this review our current Local Plan and the structure plans that cover the Park’s area will be updated and replaced by one Local Development Plan.  The Local Plan 2010-2015 remains the statutory plan until the Local Development Plan is adopted.

For more information on the Local Development Plan and how it will be prepared, visit our FAQs page.

As part of the update to the Local Development Plan, we have launched LIVE Park.  More information about LIVE Park can be found on our LIVE Park webpage

You can get involved at every stage of the process and our timetable, called the Development Plan Scheme, sets out each stage we go through and exactly how you can input to it.

Key Stages in Plan Preparation

Below is a table containing key dates in the Local Development Plan process and an update on our progress.


Development Plan Preparation 

Indicative Timescales for Completion


 Development Plan Scheme

December 2012 

Approved at Planning & Access Committee on 3 December 2012.  View the report from that meeting (agenda item 10).


Pre Main Issues Report Engagement
Call for Proposed Sites / Issues
Evidence Base Preparation

February 2014

In progress, full details on how you can get involved in the process can be found in the 'Your Park Your Plan' page. 


Publish Main Issues Report

Consult on Main Issues Report*

April 2014

Main Issues Report was published for consultation in the summer of 2014.   More information can be found on the LIVE Park - Main Issues Report webpage.

Update Development Plan Scheme 

August 2014   

Updated Development Plan Scheme to reflect on current progress and update timescales.  You can download the updated Development Plan Scheme here.   

Consult on additional sites from Main Issues Report Consultation  

November 2014    

Additional Sites were suggested in response to the Main Issues Report consultation. We consulted on these additional sites on Novemeber and December 2014. Further details can be found within


Publish updated Development Plan Scheme   

May 2015   

You can download the updated Development Plan Scheme here.  


Publish Proposed Plan

Consult on Proposed Plan*

May 2015- June 2015

The Proposed Plan was out for consultation from 18 May until 29 June 2015.  You can see all of the documents we consulted on at  


Examination of Proposed Plan and Issue of Reporters Report

December 2015 - May 2016

The Proposed Plan was submitted to Scottish Ministers for examination on 9th December. Mr Dilwyn Thomas BSc (Hons) MBA MRTPI has been appointed to examine the plan and unresolved representations made to it. Updates will be posted at    

Publish updated Development Plan Scheme 

May 2016 

 You can download the updated Development Plan Scheme here 


Consider Reporters Recommendations and Prepare Modifications (if required) and Publish Local Development Plan

July - September 2016



 Adoption of Local Development Plan

December 2016 



 Publish Action Programme

December 2016 - February 2017


* Six weeks minimum 

Contact Us

If you have any comments or questions about the plan process or would like to be notified when key milestones are reached, please get in touch. Email: or tel: 01389 722600.