The LDP 2017-2021, which was formally adopted a year ago, is all about how development can make the National Park a great place to Live, Invest, Visit and Experience. The preparation and adoption of the Plan has generated a momentum that we are keen to maintain; now the emphasis is on Plan delivery by coordinating and monitoring all the actions needed to deliver the development strategy set out in the Plan. To mark this anniversary we invite you to have a look back at what has been happening over the last 12 months.
We’ve published some key working documents and a number of pieces of planning guidance, such as:
So other than writing documents what else has been happening?
Since January 2017 our Development Management team have received 342 pre-application enquiries through our free pre-app service which is aimed at steering applicants to get the right development in the right place.
We have approved 282 applications. These applications were for a wide variety of planning matters, from fibre broadband cabinets and small scale river hydro schemes, to developments for affordable housing and new paths.
The Plan has a vision covering three themes – Rural Development, Visitor Experience, and Conservation. Below are some examples of how we are working to deliver the vision
We said we want to increase the supply of rural housing for people living and working in the Park:
In support of raising the profile and quality of the Park as a visitor destination, in 2017 we have approved…
Underpinning the Plan’s strategy are core, cross-cutting themes of sustainability and climate change, design, and place-making that are central to achieving the Plan’s vision.
We are keen for developments to consider climate change and have approved applications for 71 photovoltaic panels on schools in the Stirling area, including Crianlarich, Callander and Gartmore.