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Local Plan

The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Local Plan and its supporting documents guide planning decisions, making sure that new development is of the highest quality, is in the right places and delivers the aspirations of communities and aims of the National Park.

As the Planning Authority for the Park area, the National Park Authority has a statutory duty to prepare a Local Development Plan containing policy and guidance which directs future development and use of land. The Local Development Plan also has to be set in the context of achieving the National Park’s four statutory aims and delivering the relevant outcomes in the National Park Plan.

As we started developing our Local Plan before enactment of the Planning etc (2006) Act through the Town & Country Planning (Development Planning) (Scotland) Regulations 2008, we prepared a Local Plan through transitional arrangements. We will replace the Local Plan with a Local Development Plan; details are included in our Development Plan Scheme.

The Local Plan 2010-2015 replaces all previous Local Plans and with the relevant structure plans forms the Development Plan for the National Park area. The structure plans include:

  • Glasgow and Clyde Valley (Approved 2000, Fourth Alteration 2008),
  • Clackmannanshire and Stirling (Approved 2002,Second Alteration 2004)
  • Argyll and Bute (Approved 2002),
  • Perth and Kinross, (Approved 2003)

This section contains the Local Plan 2010-2015 and all associated documents. Please click on the menu on the left to find the information you are looking for.

The Supplementary Planning Guidance page contains a series of accompanying documents to the Local Plan.

The Local Plan Monitoring page gives details on how we plan to monitor the performance of the Local Plan and whether or not the policies contained within the Plan are reaching their intended outcomes.

Below you will find updates on recent publications and consultations with regards to the Local Plan and supporting documents:


28 April 2014 Update - Main Issues Report Published for consultation!

Today the Main Issues Report is available to view and make comment on.  For this consultation, which we are calling LIVE Park there are a number of ways to get information and give us your views.  More information is available on our dedicated website 

17 March 2014 Update - National Park Board Approves Main Issue Report for Consultation!

Today the National Park Authority approved the Main Issues Report for consultation.  The papers will now be desktop published and hopefully released for consultation by the end of April for 10 weeks.  You can view what the report which the board considered on the Board Meetings webpage.

7 March 2014 Update - Board Papers for Main Issues Report Released!

The Board Papers for Main Issues Report are now available to view on the Board Meetings webpage.  The meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday 17th of March 2pm at the National Park Headquarters in Balloch.   

4 March 2014 Update -  Blairmore Village Green Report Published!  

The Blairmore Village Green Report has come from a series of community workshops that have taken place at the end of 2013 and the begining of 2014. The report focuses on creating a plan for the future of Blairmore Village Green.  You can view the report by visiting the Forward Planning Team's blogsite   

21 October 2014 Update - Renewable Energy Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) published!

You can now view the desktop published version of the adopted SPG for Renewable Energy by visiting the Reneable Energy SPG webpage. 

28 August Update - Have your say on the Local Development Plan Blog Site!

If you have a comment to make relating to any of the work being carried out by the Forward Planning team here at the park please visit our blog site  It is hoped that the blog will be a platform for debate on all things relating to the Local Development Plan process.   You will also see all of the latest events/news on the site. 

23 August Update - Kilmun, Strone and Blairmore have their say

More than 50 residents turned up to the Younger Hall yesterday to have their say in how they would like the area to look in 20 years time.  National Park Staff are currently going over all the drawings and comments made at both the drop in sessions and the workshops in an attempt to provide the community with options based on what was said yesterday.  Details of this report once available will be on this website and given to the Community Council.  Thank you to all of those who gave up their time to have their opinions heard yesterday. 

31 May Update - Local Development Plan Charrette Report Published!

You can now view the final Charrette Report by visiting the Your Community Your Say page.

1 May Update  - Final Charrette Exhibition information available to view online

The information that was displayed as part of the final charrette events in Aberfoyle, Drymen, Tyndrum and Arrochar on Saturday and Sunday 27/28 April are now available to view on the Design Team's blog Your Community Your Say

 17 April Update  - Final Charrette Events details announced!

The final Charrette events will take place in Aberfolye, Drymen, Tyndrum and Arrochar on the weekend of 27/28th of April.  More details can be found on the Your Community Your Say page.

12 March Update - Local Development Plan Charrette days!

Over the past weekend the Forward Planning team along with appointed design consultants have been out in the communities of Aberfoyle, Drymen and Balmaha, Arrochar and Tarbet and Tyndrum with an aim to gather your views on how you wish your places to look over the next 20 years.  To find out what was said at these events you can visit the design team's blog at  There is still time to have your say in the charrettes by attending the second round of workshops which begin on Saturday 23 March.  You can find out more information on the Park's your community your say web page.

4 March Update -  Consultation Renewable Energy Supplementary Planning Guidance

The 8 week consultation of the Renewable Energy SPG started on 4 March and runs until 29 April 2013. To respond click here.

20 February Update - Planning and Access Committee Approve to consult on Revised Renewable Energy SPG

On Monday 18 February the Planning and Access Committee approved the consultation of the Revised Renewable Energy Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG). The SPG will now be subject to an 8 week consultation from the beginning of March 2013.  More details on the SPG and the Committee meeting are available on the Planning and Access Committee web page.