Following submission of the Proposed Falkirk Local Development Plan to Scottish Ministers in February 2014, an examination was held into unresolved representations to the plan.

The Scottish Ministers appointed four reporters to carry out the examination. We provided the reporters with a summary of the issues (Schedule 4 Forms) we considered should be assessed at examination. Copies of representations received and further information to support the examination were also submitted. The Reporters issued some 36 further information requests. No inquiry or hearing sessions were held.

The Examination Report was published in March 2015.

Examination Report

The summaries of unresolved issues (Schedule 4 forms) can be viewed below:

Issue 01 - Vision
Issue 02 - Strategic Housing Land
Issue 03 - Boness and Muirhouses Housing Sites
Issue 04 - Bonnybridge and Banknock Housing Sites
Issue 05 - Denny Housing Sites
Issue 06 - Falkirk Housing Sites
Issue 07 - Grangemouth Housing Sites
Issue 08 - Larbert and Stenhousemuir Housing Sites
Issue 09 - Maddiston and Rumford Housing Sites
Issue 10 - Polmont and Reddingmuirhead Housing Sites
Issue 11 - Airth Housing Sites
Issue 12 - Other Rural North Housing Sites
Issue 13 - Rural South (Lower Braes) Housing Sites
Issue 14 - Rural South (Upper Braes) Housing Sites
Issue 15 - Business Policies
Issue 16 - Falkirk Economic Development Sites
Issue 17 - Grangemouth Economic Development Sites
Issue 18 - Polmont Rural South Economic Development Sites
Issue 19 - Green Network Policies and Proposals
Issue 20 - Countryside and Green Belt Policies
Issue 21 - Design and Placemaking Policies
Issue 22 - Infrastructure Policies and Proposals
Issue 23 - Developer Contributions
Issue 24 - Town Centres and Retailing
Issue 25 - Renewable Energy
Issue 26 - Minerals and Onshore Gas
Issue 27 - Contaminated Land
Issue 28 - Flooding and the Water Environment
Issue 29 - Habitats Regulations Wording

Core and representee documents are available for inspection at:

Development Services
Abbotsford House
Davids Loan
Falkirk
FK2 7YZ

Lists of the documents can be viewed below:

List of Core Documents
List of Representee Documents

In addition, information about the examination, the Schedule 4 Forms, Further Information Requests, Further Information Responses, Documents Lists, any Hearing Statements and, in due course, the final Report can be viewed on the DPEA website.

A guidance note explaining development plan examinations for people who have submitted representations is available on the Scottish Government website.