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Our Adopted Local Plan

Our Adopted Local Plan and its supplementary guidance help guide planning decisions, making sure that new development is of the highest quality, is in the right places and delivers the aspirations of our communities, and the aims of the National Park.

Plans are updated every five years and we’re currently in the process of creating our next plan, which will be adopted at the end of 2016.

Our Adopted Local Plan

  • Foreword & Contents
  • Chapter 1 – Introduction
  • Chapter 2 – Planning and Development in the National Park
  • Chapter 3 – Development Strategy (Housing, Economical Development, Sustainable Tourism and Recreation, Transport and Access)
  • Chapter 4 – Enabling and Management Policies (Natural and Built Environment and Sustainable Communities including renewable, retail, minerals, waste and telecoms
  • Key for Proposals Maps in Chapter 5
  • Chapter 5 Part 1 – Aberfoyle, Ardentinny, Arrochar & Succoth, Balloch, Balmaha, Balquhidder, Brig O Turk, Callander
  • Chapter 5 Part 2 – Carrick Castle, Crianlarich, Croftamie, Drymen, Gartmore, Gartocharn, Killin, Kilmun/Strone/Blairmore
  • Chapter 5 Part 3 – Kinlochard, Lochearnhead, Lochgoilhead, Luss, Milton of Buchanan, Milton, Port of Menteith, St Fillans, Strathyre, Tarbet
  • Chapter 5 Part 4 – Tyndrum, Rural Activity Areas, Long Term Development Opportunities
  • Chapter 6 – Monitoring and Action Programme
  • Chapter 7 – Natural and Cultural Heritage Maps
  • Chapter 8 – Glossary
  • Chapter 9 – Appendices – Planning in the National Park, Article 4 Directions, Areas of Special Control for Adverts, Mapping Data Sources, Policy Quick Reference Index

If you would like a hard copy, these can be purchased for £50 by calling 01389 722600.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

This Report summarises the Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) for our Local Plan. It is required under the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 to determine the environmental effects of implementing the plan. View report.

Habitats Regulations Appraisal

This Habitats Regulations Appraisal accompanies the Adopted Local Plan. It takes into account the Reporters‟ recommended modifications following their consideration of unresolved issues, including the changes commended to them by us, as well as corrections, updates and consequential amendments. Read report.

Post Adoption SEA Statement

A post adoption statement is a statement of how the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) has influenced the Plan to help protect and enhance the National Park’s environmental qualities. Read statement.

Supplementary Planning Guidance

Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) explains in more detail how the policy requirements of our Local Plan can be met. It forms part of the plan and is a material consideration when determining applications for planning permission. View our guidance on:

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