Examination and Adoption
Following publication of the Proposed LDP and an assessment of the representations received, the Council will consider if it should make any significant changes to the plan. The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 allows the planning authority to make alterations to the Proposed Plan prior to it moving to the Examination stage. Any ‘notifiable’ modifications will be advertised and all objectors, and those who have previously engaged in the plan process, will be notified.
The Examination is the opportunity for the consideration by an independent reporter of any issues raised during the formal consultation on the Proposed Plan that have not been resolved through modifications. Any unresolved objections will be considered at an Examination. The process for arranging the Examination and notifying participants will be the responsibility of the Scottish Government's Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA).
Following Examination, any modifications made to the Proposed Plan will be advertised, and all objectors, and those who have previously engaged in the plan process, will be notified.
The Report of Examination will be made publicably available on this page following completion of this stage.
Adoption of Local Development Plan 2
The plan, once adopted, constitutes part of the Development Plan which, alongside NPF4 will be the basis against which to make decisions on planning applications. Within 3 months of the plan being adopted, the planning authority must adopt and publish the associated Delivery Programme.