Inverclyde Local Development Plan

The current Local Development Plan was adopted on 26 August 2019.

LDP 2019

The Local Development Plan sets out the Council’s strategy, policies and proposals for the use of land and buildings within Inverclyde, and, together with the Clydeplan Strategic Development Plan, is the document the Council uses to determine planning applications and provide advice on development proposals. The current Local Development Plan was adopted 26 August 2019.

The Local Development Plan comprises a Written Statement and Proposals Maps, which are available to view/download from the links on this page.

Documents relating to the preparation of the Local Development Plan are available on the development plan archive page.

Supplementary Guidance

The Local Development Plan is complemented by a number Supplementary Guidance documents, some of which are currently at a draft stage:

  • Enabling Development (adopted)
  • Energy (draft)
  • Priority Places (draft)
  • Planning Application Advice Notes (draft)

The Council is currently consulting on a revised draft of the Planning Application Advice Notes Supplementary Guidance. Comments on this document are sought by Friday 27 March 2020, and should be sent to or Planning Policy, Inverclyde Council, Municipal Buildings, Clyde Square, Greenock PA15 1LY

Inverclyde Council submitted a Screening Report for the Local Development Plan: Draft Supplementary Guidance on Planning Application Advice Notes (PAAN’s) on 12/02/2020. Further to the Consultation Authorities responses to the screening report (provided on 10/03/2020), which agreed with the finding that a Strategic Environmental Assessment was not required, Inverclyde Council have made a determination under Section 8(1) of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 that the Draft Supplementary Guidance on PAANs is unlikely to have any significant negative environmental effects.

The Public Notice of this determination and the accompanying  Screening Report, which presents the justification for it, are available to download from the list of documents on the left of this page, and to view at the Customer Services Centre in Municipal Buildings, Greenock.

Development Plan Scheme and Participation Statement

This document sets out which development plans and guidance documents are currently in effect within Inverclyde and the timetable for their replacement. It also sets out how the Council will encourage participation in the development plan process.

Page last updated: 17 March 2020