Cairngorms National Park

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Local Development Plan

The Local Development Plan (LDP) enables the right kind of development to happen in the right place to help 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 was adopted by the CNPA on 27 March 2015.

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. The downloadable version of the Plan contains links to our interactive mapping system.

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 is also 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 will prepare the next Local Development Plan 2020 – including how we engage the public in the process.


Do you have any other questions?

You can contact our planning team in our Grantown office on 01479 873535 or email [email protected] The planning team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.