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:
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 www.yourcommunityyoursay.com. 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.
11 February Update - National Park Charrette Launch
Last week MSP Derek MacKay launched a series of design led workshops to happen during March 2013 across a number of communities in the Park. More information on the charrettes can be found in the launch event flyer. More information on the ministerial visit can be found in the press release.
16 January Update - Your Park Your Plan Consultation
We are currently in the first stage of the "Your Park Your Plan" community engagement which focuses on participation from all with an interest in the National Park. Input is important from the earliest stage possible and we want to hear what you think are the big issues for planning in our towns and villages. More information is available on the Your Park Your Plan webpage. Please note that this stage of consultation ends on the 25 of February 2013.