Cairngorms Local Development Plan 2020
We are required by law to ensure that our Local Development Plan is kept up-to-date and reviewed every 5 years. The current Local Development Plan was adopted in March 2015 so we need to ensure that a new Local Development Plan is in place by 2020.
It will take several years to produce the Local Development Plan 2020, and the process involves a number of key stages which are summarised in the diagram below.
You can find out more about the process and timetable for preparing the Local Development Plan 2020, and how you can get involved, by reading our Development Plan Scheme.
There are opportunities for members of the public and other interested parties to comment on the emerging Local Development Plan at the Main Issues Report stage and at the Proposed Plan stages. We consulted on our Main Issues Report in 2017 and our Proposed Plan from January to April 2019. You can find out more about this below.
Main Issues Report
We consulted on our Main Issues Report for the Local Development Plan 2020 in late 2017.
The Main Issues Report asked for views on the big issues that the new Local Development Plan will need to address and the options for tackling them.
We reported a Summary of Responses and Recommended Actions to our Planning Committee in June 2018. Redacted copies of all responses received are available to view below.
Post Main Issues Report – New sites Consultation
We received a large number of responses to the Main Issues Report consultation, including some new site proposals that were not included in the Main Issues Report. We considered these proposals and identified a small number of new site allocations that we thought were appropriate to include in the new Local Development Plan.
Government guidance states that planning authorities may need to carry out further consultation on any sites they intend to include in the Proposed Plan that were not included in the Main Issues Report.
We therefore carried out a focussed consultation from 13 August to 21 September 2018 on the small number of new sites proposals.
We reported a Summary of Responses and Recommended Actions to our Planning Committee in November 2018. Redacted copies of all responses received are available to view below.
The Proposed Local Development Plan was approved for consultation by the CNPA Board in December 2019. The Board Papers, including the Proposed Plan, can be viewed here.
We consulted on the Proposed Local Development Plan from Friday 25 January to Friday 5 April 2019.
The Proposed Plan outlines a strategy for future development in the National Park. It sets out suitable land allocations which will help to deliver appropriate development within the Park, and policies that will be used to make future decisions on applications for planning permission.
We held a number of drop-in events across the National Park which provided an opportunity for people to find out more about the Proposed Local Development Plan.
Public drop-in events
|Event location||Date ||Time
|Braemar Village Hall||7 February||3-7pm
|Tomintoul Richmond Hall||11 February||3-7pm
|Eleven41 Gallery, High Street, Kingussie||12 February||3-7pm
|The Hub, Aviemore||18 February||3-7pm
|Ballater Station, VIC/ Library||19 February||3-7pm
|Blair Atholl Village Hall||21 February||3-7pm
|CNPA office, Grantown||25 February||3-7pm
Following the end of the Proposed Plan consultation, we are now assessing all formal responses. The Proposed Plan will then be submitted to Scottish Ministers who will appoint an independent Reporter to carry out an Examination into any unresolved objections to the Plan. At the end of the process, the Reporter will publish an Examination Report, which will set out a list of recommended modifications to the Plan.
Having received the Examination Report, the CNPA must modify the Local Development Plan in line with the Reporter’s recommendations before formally adopting it.