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Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park: Local Development Plan Update

The National Park Authority is required to ensure that its Adopted Local Plan is kept under review and updated every 5 years.  As part of the process the National Park Authority is required to keep an up to date timetable (called a Development Plan Scheme) of the programme of work required over the five year cycle.

Development Plan Scheme
The National Park Authority has now commenced preparation of the Local Development Plan (LDP) which will replace the existing Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Local Plan.  The first step in the preparation of the LDP is the production of a Development Plan Scheme (DPS).  The DPS outlines the key stages in the process of preparing the LDP and includes projections of when certain work is likely to be carried out and when and how you can get involved in the process.

The DPS has been published and is available to view online.

Your Park, Your Plan – Submissions of Sites and Issues
Preparation of the Development Plan Scheme is the first stage of the Local Development Plan.  The second stage is an open invitation for the submission of potential sites by landowners and issues from communities, individuals, organisations and agencies.  This open invitation is part of the ‘Your Park Your Plan’ initiative during which the National Park Authority would like to hear from you about how you would like your towns and villages to look in 5, 10 and 20 years time.

Your input is important from the earliest stage possible and the National Park Authority want to hear what you think are the big issues for planning in your towns and villages.  You can take part in this process whether you are a resident, landowner, visitor or business owner in the National Park.

You can get more information and a submission form on the National Park Authority’s planning pages, by visiting the Balloch or Callander offices or contacting the Forward Planning Team.

Returned forms need to be submitted by 25th February 2013.

Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) Update
The National Park Authority has now adopted the following documents, which support the Local Plan and will be a material consideration when determining applications for planning permission.

-  Housing Development (including Affordable Housing)
-  Callander Development and Flood Risk
-  Callander Design and Public Realm Guide
The adopted documents are available to view online.

The draft Renewable Energy SPG is currently being produced and will be issued for public consultation in early 2013. You will be able to view the document online and make comments in due course.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the the Forward Planning team on 01389 722 600 or by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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