Are you a resident, landowner or business owner in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park? How would you like our towns and villages to look in 5, 10 and 20 years time? We are starting the process of preparing a Local Development Plan and we want to hear from you. Your input is key to us developing a plan that fits with the challenges ahead, while meeting the aspirations of the National Park Authority, our communities, businesses and visitors.
‘Your Park Your Plan’ is a year- long initiative that started in December 2012, focusing on engagement and participation from all with an interest in the National Park. Your 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. Whether it’s ideas for housing, employment, tourism or economic development, your views are important and really can make a difference to the communities of the National Park.
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.
You can also have your say by visiting our blog site. Simply visit www.yourcommunityyoursay.com to see the latest progress being made on the local development plan and to make comments on anything that is posted.
Stage 1: Call for Sites & Issues
The call for sites & issues closed on 25 February 2013. The Forward Planning team will now assess all of the submissions, report on the conclusions of that process and consider the appropriateness of submissions for inclusion in the Main Issues Report.
There are still ways to get involved in the Local Development Plan Process. For more information you can find regular updates on this page or get in touch with a member of the Forward Planning team on 01389 722600 or by email to
Stage 2: Your Community Your Say Workshops
If you live in Aberfoyle, Arrochar & Tarbet, Drymen & Balmaha or Tyndrum, the National Park would like your views on the real issues and ideas affecting your community. A series of design-led workshops took place in March and April 2013. To find out more visit the Your Community Your Say web page.
Local Development Plan Business Survey
If you own a business in the National Park, we would value your feedback in our short survey. Your answers will help us identify if the right amount of land is allocated for business use, in the right places within the National Park, for the next five years.