The Falkirk Local Development Plan (LDP) is the statutory document which guides future development in the Council area for the period 2014-2034. It was adopted on 16 July 2015.

The LDP contains a vision for the area, an overall strategy, and detailed policies and proposals indicating where development should, or should not take place. It provides criteria which the Council uses in assessing planning applications.

In addition to the LDP itself, the Council produces Supplementary Guidance which provides further more detailed guidance on certain policies in the LDP.

The Council is starting work on a review of the plan - Local Development Plan 2.


Where can I see the Local Development Plan?


The Local Development Plan and the associated Proposals Maps are also available for download below:

Adopted Plan
Map 1 - Banknock, Bonnybridge, Denny, Allandale, Greenhill and Torwood
Map 2 - Falkirk, Larbert and Stenhousemuir
Map 3 - Rural North - Airth, Dunmore, Letham and South Alloa
Map 4 - Rural South - Avonbridge, Limerigg, Slamannan, Standburn and the Loan
Map 5 - Grangemouth, Polmont Area, California, Shieldhill, Skinflats and Whitecross
Map 6 - Bo'ness, Blackness and Muirhouses
Map 7 - Falkirk Town Centre Inset

Action Programme

The LDP Action Programme identifies the actions, timescales and agencies required to deliver the plan.

Action Programme