We are preparing a new Local Development Plan (LDP) for the Council area. This will
replace the current Local Development Plan which was adopted in July 2015. The new
plan, LDP2, will guide the future development of the Falkirk Council area in the
period 2020-2040. Our Development Plan Scheme sets out the timetable for LDP2 and
how we will involve
the public in the process.
- Development Plan Scheme
Main Issues Report
As the first key stage in the preparation of the new Local Development Plan, we
published a Main Issues Report (MIR). The MIR identifies the key development and
land use issues facing the area, and sets out our preferred options for tackling
these issues, including preferred new sites for future development, along with other
Public consultation on the Main Issues Report ended 5 May 2017. Although the document
identifies preferred options, these do not
yet represent the final view of the Council on what should be included in LDP2.
The outcome of the consultation will help us to prepare the Proposed Plan later
in 2017, which will then be subject to further consultation.
You can read the Main Issues Report below and view the schedule of sites within
the Main Issues Report on our interactive map.
Alternatively, a hard copy is available for inspection at
libraries, One Stop Shops
and at Abbotsford
House. Copies may be purchased for £10 (+ £2.50 p&p) from Development
- Main Issues Report February 2017
A summary of the content of the MIR can also be found in the latest Development
- Development plan newsletter
What happens next?
The Council will consider all the comments received during the consultation on the
Main Issues Report before producing the Proposed Plan, at which point the Council
fixes its view on development policies and proposals. There will be an opportunity
to object to the Proposed Plan and an Examination into unresolved objections, prior
to the final adoption of the Local Development Plan. The table below summarises
the programme and what each stage involves.
|Pre-Main Issues Report
||October 2015- October 2016
||Consultation on issues the plan should address & Call for Sites(complete)
Council collect and consider evidence
|Main Issues Report
||MIR published identifying issues and showing preferred options for development,
Major public consultation
||Proposed Plan published showing the Council’s settled view as to the vision, strategy,
policies and proposals to be included in the final plan
Opportunity to submit representations
|Submission to Scottish Government
||Proposed Plan submitted to Scottish Ministers along with unresolved representations
||April 2019 – January 2020
||Examination of unresolved issues by Scottish Government Reporters