We are preparing a new Falkirk Local Development Plan (LDP2) for the area. This will shortly replace the current Local Development Plan (LDP1) which was adopted in July 2015. The new plan will guide the future development of the Falkirk Council area in the period 2020-2040.

Our Development Plan Scheme sets out the work done to date on LDP2. It also provides information on future changes to the development plan process.

Development Plan Scheme

The Modified Plan

Following the LDP2 Examination which took place from October 2019 to March 2020, the Council has now prepared, and proposes to adopt, a Modified Plan which incorporates all of the recommendations contained in the Examination Report. Recommendations are largely binding on the Council and may only be departed from in very limited and defined circumstances. The Modified Plan was approved by Falkirk Council on 30 June 2020.

The Modified Plan and Modifications can be viewed below:

LDP2 Modified Plan June 2020
Map 1 Modified Plan June 2020
Map 2 Modified Plan June 2020
Map 3 Modified Plan June 2020
Map 4 Modified Plan June 2020
Map 5 Modified Plan June 2020
Map 6 Modified Plan June 2020
Map 7 Modified Plan June 2020
Proposed Plan Modifications

Please note that due to the current circumstances regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are unable to make hard copies of the Modified Plan available at the usual deposit locations (Abbotsford House, Council libraries and Advice and Support Hubs).

Supporting Documents

The Modified Plan is accompanied by a Strategic Environmental Assessment, and a Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA). A finalised Action Programme will be published within 3 months of the adoption of the plan.

What happens next?

The Council is publishing its intention to adopt the Modified Plan and will send it to Scottish Ministers on 10 July 2020. If no direction is issued by Scottish Ministers, the Council may adopt LDP2 28 days after submission.