New Local Development Plan

Proposed Plan 2018
Proposed Plan 2018

The Council is preparing a new Local Development Plan for Inverclyde.

The Development Plan Scheme and Participation Statement, which is available to download from this page, sets out the following timeline for key stages in the process of preparing the new plan.

Publication of Main Issues Report March 2017
Publication of Proposed Plan April 2018
Submission of proposed plan to Scottish Ministers November 2018
Adoption of Local Development Plan August 2019

Proposed Plan publication

Inverclyde Council published its Proposed Local Development Plan on 30 April 2018.

The aim of the Local Development Plan is to contribute towards Inverclyde being an attractive and inclusive place to live, work, study, visit and invest. It does this through encouraging investment and new development, which is sustainably designed and located and contributes to the creation of successful places.

The Proposed Plan represents the settled view of Inverclyde Council as to what the content of the adopted Local Development Plan – replacing the plan adopted in 2014 – should be. However, those with an interest in the plan can make representations setting out modifications which they would like to be made to it. Representations of support for the proposed plan can also be submitted.

The Proposed Plan, and its accompanying proposals maps, can be viewed or downloaded via the links on this page. Hard copies are also available to view at all council libraries, and at the customer service centre in Clyde Square, Greenock.

A number of supplementary guidance, background and supporting documents were also published alongside the Proposed Plan and are available to view or download from this page:

  • LDP Draft Action Programme
  • Proposed Development Site Assessment
  • Housing Land Technical Report
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment – Environmental Report
  • Kilmacolm and Quarriers Village LNCS Assessment
  • Habitats Regulations Appraisal
  • Equalities Impact Assessment
  • Supplementary Guidance on Priority Places
  • Supplementary Guidance on Energy
  • Supplementary Guidance on Planning Application Advice Notes
  • Supplementary Guidance on Enabling Development

A report on the consultation on the Proposed Plan was taken to the Council’s Environment & Regeneration Committee on 25 October 2018.

Proposed Plan Examination

On 28 November 2018, the Council submitted the Proposed Plan to the Scottish Ministers for examination. The Scottish Ministers have appointed Mr David Russell MA(Hons) MPhil MRTPI to carry out the examination. Additional reporters may be appointed to aid the speedy delivery of the examination report. The Council has provided the reporter with a summary of the issues raised (Schedule 4s) during the Proposed Plan consultation, along with copies of the representations received and further information to support the examination. Further information about the examination can be viewed on the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals website, a link to which is provided under the External Links menu on this page. A copy of the public notice regarding the examination, which contains links to additional information about the examination process is also available on the left hand menu. The examination report is expected in Summer 2019.

To discuss the Local Development Plan, please contact a member of the Council’s Planning Policy Team:
Alan Williamson - 01475 712491
Ash Hamilton - 01475 712463
Fiona Milne - 01475 712411
Margaret Pickett - 01475 712493

Page last updated: 11 December 2018