Inverclyde Local Development Plan

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.

A Court of Session opinion, dated 22 July 2020, quashed the ‘Our Homes and Communities’ chapter (Chapter 7) of the adopted Inverclyde Local Development Plan. Updates on how the Council will address this issue will be posted on this webpage.

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 (adopted)

Planning Policy Statement on Our Homes and Communities

In response to the quashing of the ‘Our Homes and Communities’ chapter of the Inverclyde Local Development Plan, the Council has approved a Planning Policy Statement on ‘Our Homes and Communities’. This document does not form part of the development plan but will be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

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.