Cairngorms National Park

View of Glen Isla, Caenlochan National Nature Reserve

Local Development Plan

The Local Development Plan (LDP) sets out where the right kind of development should happen in the right place in the National Park to deliver the aims of the National Park. All planning applications in the National Park are assessed against the LDP.

Cairngorms National Park Local Development Plan 2015
The Cairngorms National Park Local Development Plan 2015 was adopted by the CNPA on 27 March 2015.
The Local Development Plan replaces the Cairngorms National Park Local Plan 2010 and the Local Plans covering parts of Perth and Kinross inside the National Park.

You can view or download the plan below or at the CNPA office in Grantown-on-Spey, at public libraries and Council Service Points in the National Park, in Blairgowrie and Pitlochry in Perth and Kinross or Kirriemuir in Angus.

Planning Guidance
The CNPA has prepared a suite of Supplementary Guidance (SG) that is part of the Local Development Plan. The SG provides more detail about how to comply with the policies in the LDP.

The CNPA has also prepared non-statutory Planning Guidance to help support the delivery of the LDP. This includes Development Briefs, which have been adopted for allocated sites in Dulnain Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey, Kincraig and Newtonmore.

You can view and download our Supplementary, non-statutory guidance below or at the CNPA office in Grantown-on-Spey. The guidance will also soon be available at public libraries and Council Service Points in the National Park.

For simple advice about the way the planning system in the National Park works try our Cairngorms Planning Advice Notes.

The LDP Action Programme
The Local Development Plan has an Action Programme that sets out how the plan will be implemented.

The next Local Development Plan
The Development Plan Scheme (DPS) outlines how the Cairngorms National Park Authority prepares the Local Development Plan – including how we engage the public in the process.

Previous stages of the LDP

2011
•    Main Issues Report (including maps)

2012
•    Report of the responses and issues arising from the Main Issues Report

2013
•    Proposed Local Development Plan

2014
•    Report of Examination of the Proposed Local Development Plan
•    List of post-examination Modifications to Proposed Local Development Plan
•    Proposed Local Development Plan (as modified)

2015
•    The Cairngorms National Park Local Development Plan 2015
•    The Local Development Plan Action Programme

Do you have any other questions?

You can contact our planning team in our Grantown office on 01479 873535 or email planning@cairngorms.co.uk. The planning team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.