The gathering of evidence is an early stage in the preparation of the Falkirk Local Development Plan 3 (LDP3) and will involve production of the Evidence Report. As part of this we expect to be undertaking early engagement with the public and stakeholders during 2023. Items of evidence will be published on our website in the future.

A range of evidence will be gathered to help prepare LDP3 and its associated Evidence Report. This evidence will take many forms including research, early engagement and technical reports on particular topics.

In the meantime, we have prepared some tools, documents and web maps to help people to access information about their local areas.

20 Minute Neighbourhood Tool

20 Minute Neighbourhoods are a concept that is gaining attention across Scotland. They are places that enable people to access most of their daily needs within a reasonable 20 minute round trip by walking, wheeling or cycling from their own home. Daily needs will vary from person to person but could include things like open spaces for recreation, schools, health care services, shops and local employment. The concept is supported by the Scottish Government's National Planning Framework 4, and will inform how the Falkirk Local Development Plan supports local living and sustainable travel through its spatial strategy, policies and proposals.

We have created an interactive tool that allows communities and businesses to judge how well their neighbourhood meets the principles of the 20 Minute Neighbourhood. The tool allows you to find out what local facilities are within a direct distance of a given location such as your home, school or workplace. Please note the direct distance does not consider barriers (like busy roads, level of disability and buildings in the way) which can mean a longer journey time to getting to a particular place.

Denny Place Profile

The pilot place profile for Denny brings together some of the mapping and statistical evidence that will be used to support the preparation of the Evidence Report. Communities in Denny can use the profile to gather evidence for their very own local place plan or to do some research on nearby facilities such as local open spaces, shops and schools. In the future, we will be creating place profiles for the other settlement areas in the Falkirk Council area.

View Spatial Data

Interactive maps are available to view datasets for various topics, including the natural and historic environment, housing land, transport and education, that will inform LDP3 and local place plans.

We have made a number of our spatial datasets available to download on the Falkirk Council Open Data Portal.

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