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Local Development Plan Process

The Local Development Plan 2021 will guide development in the Cairngorms National Park over the period 2021-2026 and into the longer term

This page provides details about the preparation of the adopted Local Development Plan, which was adopted on 26 March 2021. You can view passed consultation materials as well as evidence reports and examination material.

Click here to if you would like to view the adopted Local Development Plan and it’s supporting guidance

The Park Authority has also begun work on its next Local Development Plan.

Click here to find out more about the preparation of the next Local Development Plan and sign up for updates

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.

1Scottish Campaign for National Parks
2L Anderson
4X McDade
5Carrbridge Vicinity Community Council
6L I Bishop
7Scottish Water
8Galbraith on behalf of Ardverikie Estate
9Galbraith on behalf of Mr Haywood
10Galbraith on behalf of Mr Dawson
11Transport Scotland
12Mount Blair Community Development Trust
13C Muirhead
14P Burley
15A Kelly
16C Turnbull
17D Brown
18M Brown
19A Smith
20J Smith
21J forsyth
22T A Dunston
23P J Boxx
24Braemar Resident
25J F Newman
26R Green
27C Anderson
28E Mcalman
29W Anderson
30Kincraig Vicinity Community Council
31John Muir Trust
33Laggan Community Association
34Braemar Resident
35D Ramsay
36Halliday Fraser Munro on behalf of Mar Estate
37Newtonmore Business Association
38Galbraith on behalf of Dinnet & Kinord Estate
39N Kempe
40Badenoch and Strathspey Conservation Group
41I M Fleming-Boyd
42B Murdoch
43The Highland Council
45Highlands Hospitality
46Ristol Consulting on behalf of Atholl Estate
47Ristol Consulting on behalf of House of Bruar
48Glenshee Ski Centre Ltd
49Grantown-on-Spey and Vicinity Community Council
50B Shorter
51Historic Environment Scotland
52Scottish Wild Land Group
53Inveresk Community Council
54Rothiemurchus Estate
55M Domoney
56P Bates
57A Reid-Evans
58C Clark
59Savills on behalf of Invercauld Estate
60Halliday Fraser Munro on behalf of Reidhaven Estate
61T Burley
62C Burden
63R E Brown
64Nethy Bridge and Vicinity Community Council
65H Moody
66Cairngorms Campaign
67A McInnes
68C Richardson
69J Gibbons
70M Corser
71Edinglassie Estate
72J Kant
73R Draig
74T Mooby
75K Macdonald
76Cairngorms Business Partnership
77D Robertson
78E Urquhart
79T Prouse
80W Drysdale
81G T Bruce
82D Morris
83R Turnbull
84P Bruce
85J Hastings
86Turnberry Planning on behalf of An Camas Mor Ltd
87G Stephen
88M Stephen
89Cromar Community Council
90L Dudgeon
91S Paterson
92Scottish Land and Estates
93A Roberts
94C l Paterson
95S Burley
96A Blair
97S Blair
98S Galbraith
99J Hunter
100Kingussie and Vicinity Community Council
101P Robertson
102S Hunter
103M Kinnaird
104Savills on behalf of Muckrach Estate
105S Bunyan
106J M Kinnaird
107K Henderson
108N Turnbull
109H Bunyan
110J Roberts
111B Whale
112Ramblers Scotland
113N Doherty
114C I Blease
115D Doherty
116Paths for All
117J Forsyth
118P Rattray
120V Riley
121S McNeish
122Carrbridge Resident
123S Hastings
124W Hastings
125D Hastings
126P Charlton
127R Purcell
128D Henderson
129J Roberts
130Braemar Community council / Invercauld Estate / Marr Estate
131J Doherty
132N Doherty
133E Rothney
134R Rothney
135Alvie and Dalraddy Estates
136K Dickson
137C Rothney
138F Patrick
139P Whilham
140C Stirling
141S. Robb
142C Stitt
143Crofting Commission
144Dulnain Bridge Community Council
145N Johnston
146I McFarlane
147L McInnes
148M Campbell
149M Langridge
150L Frew
151Forsyth Accounting Practice Ltd
152J Walsh
153C Walsh
154GH Johnston Building Consultant
155R Wheatley
156S Hibbard
157Balavil Estate Ltd
158J Wheatley
159K J Girvan
160J Girvan
161G McKnight
162D White
163P White
164R F Langridge
165M D P Carstairs
166J M Campbell
167R Telfer
168J Campbell
169I McInnes
170V Blair
171D Simpson
172J Waring
173M Barry
174J Jennings
175J Gibbons J Cushing
176R Kant
177D F S Williams
178B J Williams
179Braemar Community Council
180R Williams
181N Anderson
182D Murray
183A Schofield
184L Schofield
185M Stirling
186K Stirling
187I Stirling
188Boat of Garten and Vicinity Community Council
189M Carnegie
190F Jennings
191J Knox
192Aviemore Business Association
193B Russel
194Quarch Technology
195VFJ Jordan
196G Carnegie
197M Stitt
198S MacDonald
199Scottish Natural Heritage
200Highlands and Islands Enterprise
201A Brown
202D Leadbetter
203Savills (UK) Ltd on behalf of Crown Estate Scotland
204J Mackay
205Ballater Resilience Group
206J Walker
208G L Muirhead
210Urban Animation on behalf of Invercauld Estate
211National Trust for Scotland
212Carrbridge Resident
213S Caudrey
215G Bulloch
216Carrbridge Resident
217Mountaineering Scotland
218NHS Grampian
219Savills on behalf of J and M Forbes Leith Partnership
220Insh Resident
221Woodland Trust Scotland
222Kingussie Resident
223Blair Atholl Resident
224D Stott
226Braemar Resident
227Moray Council
228H Brown
230Kincraig Resident
231C Campbell
233Ballater & Crathie Community Council
237Aviemore and Vicinity Community Council
238G Stewart
240P Charlton
241H Bendstrup-Charlton
242Carrbridge Resident
243P Hastings
247Aberdeenshire Resident
248Carrbridge Resident
249C Winter
250A Dunlop
251S M Dickie
253Unknown Resident
254MacBean Road Residents Association
255Tulloch Homes Ltd
258Allan Munro Construction Ltd
259K Toynbee
260H Quick
261S Kirk
262Girlguiding Kincardine & Deeside
263A Kirk
264D Sherrard
265R Wood
266A Mitchell
267L MacLean
269Aviemore Resident
270Insh Resident
271Dalwhinnie Community Council
272Boat of Garten Resident
273D L Munday
274Kingussie Golf Club
275Unknown Resident
276Landmark Forest Adventure Park
277Perth and Kinross Council
278P Mulvey
279North East Mountain Trust
280Strathdon Community Development Trust
282D Bruce
283R McGowan Ltd
284D A Lyle
287D Carr
288J J Buckingham
290A Walker
292Munro Surveyors
293Braemar Resident
294A J Angus
295G Adams
296K Tainsh
297P Staniforth
298W S Paterson
299R Swan
300S Slimon
301G Thomson
302Nethybridge Resident
307Dulnain Bridge Resident
308Ballater Resident
309Insh Resident
316Kingussie Resident
317Aviemore Resident
318J Kirby
319C McPherson
321J Finnie
323Grantown Resident
325RSPB Scotland
326Grantown-on-Spey Caravan Park
327L Day
328K Duncan
329L Hansler Ross
330A Newbery
331Carrbridge Hotel

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.

1K Tainsh
2J Kirby
3D Streeter
4J Buttress
5A Kernaghan
6M Green
7K Barley
8R Ferguson
9D Stott
10Transport Scotland
11Historic Environment Scotland
12Grantown on Spey and Vicinity CC
14Lochan Mor Residents Committee
15C McMitchell
16M Arbuthnot
17G Welsh
1818. M Hutchison
19J & B Harris
20L Anderson
21I Mckinlay
22I Wallace
23Balavil Estates Ltd
24W Smith
25A Brattey
26R Tozer
27Ross & Liddell Ltd
28J & S Barker
29B Doughty
30M Brattey
31J Furie
32NHS Grampian
33Aviemore and Vicinity Community Council
34C Johnstone
35G Bulloch
36C Miller
37Dr & Mrs Foot
38A Buttress
39K & W Best
40Carrbridge and Vicinity Community Council
41D Barr
42S Barr
43J Pope
44A Johnstone
45Woodland Trust
46J Creber
47M & J Campbell
48L McInnes
49D Gasking
50M Deveci
51K Ingram
52L Vallance
53C Cadden
54A McInnes
55A Tilston-Eastaway
56Highland Council
57A Bell
58R Williams
59I Fraser
60P Robertson
61Turnberry on behalf of An Camas Mor Development LLP
62J Rice
63T Barratt
64N AckerleyN Ackerley
65D Henderson
66Badenoch & Strathspey Conservation Group
67J Roberts
68J Goldsworthy
69M MacEwen
70N MacEwen
71D Chapman
72A Walker
73Scottish Natural Heritage

Proposed Plan

The Proposed Local Development Plan was approved for consultation by the CNPA Board in December 2019.

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 locationDate Time
Braemar Village Hall7 February3-7pm
Tomintoul Richmond Hall11 February3-7pm
Eleven41 Gallery, High Street, Kingussie12 February3-7pm
The Hub, Aviemore18 February3-7pm
Ballater Station, VIC/ Library19 February3-7pm
Blair Atholl Village Hall21 February3-7pm
CNPA office, Grantown25 February3-7pm

207 responses were received to the consultation, which can be viewed in the following table.


Responder NoResponder NameURL
001Equal Adventure
004Tessa Pirie
006Sheila M. Dickie
008Hilary Brown
009Patricia Staniforth
010Peter Lawrence
011The Fife Arms Hotel
012The Granish Farm Partnership
013Sheena Slimon
014Hamish Swan
015Edward Stuart
016Dick Carr
017Amelia Till
018Alan Mitchell
019Kate Toynbee
020Ailsa Schofield
022Steven Whyte
023Kelley Hall
024Highlands Hospitality Ltd
025Wallace and Grimson
026Arthur Lay
027Ballater Community Council
028David Chandler
030A. Anderson
031Euan and Julia MacGregor
032Julie Cushing / John Gibbons
033Wood E&I Solutions UK Ltd
034Susan Walker
036Grantown-on-Spey and Vicinity Community Council
038Strathspey Railway Charitable Trust
039Tulloch Homes Ltd
040Peter Duncan
041Bob Murdoch
042Ewan C M Paterson
043Bryan Wright
044Leanne Murray
045Hazel Moody
046Judy and Jules Buckingham
047Paul Wright
048North East Mountain Trust
049Julie and Euan MacGregor
050D and SM Dickie
051Joanne Sheridan
052Ballater Community Member
053Stewart Archibald
054Morag Esson
055Mr. Mike & Mrs. Isobel Baxter
056Michael Slaney
057Cartside Decorators Ltd
058Spey Building and Joinery Ltd
059Diana Harries & Martin Helmn
060Mrs M Dewar
061Munro Surveyors
063Rod Dalitz
065Ballater and Crathie Community Council
066Mr & Mrs Goldbeck
067Highlands & Islands Enterprise
069Sheryll Wilson
070Catriona Riach
071Dawn Horsburgh
072Stewart & Susana Crawford
073Peacock Creative Design
075Jane Angus
076Andrew Martin
077W S Patteron
078A Herd
079Steven Whyte
080Ken Manson
081Lynn Manson
083Tulloch Homes Ltd
084Rosy Wood
085Scottish Environment Protection Agency
086Ormiston Highlands
087Angus Council
088Diana Forrester
089The Scottish Government
090Fiona Forrester
091Gordon Riddler
092George Inglis
093Jakub Golebiowski
094Mr & Mrs Foran
095John Gordon & Son
096Frances Coull
097Richard Langridge
098Newtonmore & Vicinity Community Council
099Ballater Highland Games
100Cromar Community Council
101Maureen Dewar
102David Sherrard
103Andrew Kirk
104Aviemore and Vicinty Community Council
105Bill Lobban
106Woodlands Croft Partnership
107Matthew Kirkwood
108Trish Davis
109Mary Kinnaird
110Frank and Lesley Valentine
111Sandie Barnes
112Scottish Natural Heritage
113Boat of Garten Community Council
114Perth and Kinross Council
115Robert Forrester
116Mrs E Robertson
117Paths for All
118Fraser McLay
119Norman Wienand
120A Gronbach
121Alison Shoemark
122Spey Services
123Alfred McGregor
125Adam McInnes
126Lisa McInnes
127Mrs P J MacLeod
128W J Romilly
129L Anderson
130Felicity Wienand
132Mark Richarson
133Aberdeenshire Council
134Braemar Community Council
135Inveresk Commnunity Council
136Susan Kirk
137Woodland Trust Scotland
138Carol Turnbull
139Mark Campbell
140Carr-Bridge and Vicinity Community Council
141Jenny Milne
142J M Campbell
143Joy E Campbell
144Mountaineering Scotland
145Joan Knox
146M. D. P. Carstairs
147Niall Calthorpe's 1959 Discretionary Settlement Trust
148Mr. R.V. Locatelli and Ms. J. A. Bremner
149Willow Tree Allotments Association
150Victor FJ Jordan
151Chris Cowell
153Ardverikie Estate Ltd
154Rothiemurchus Estate
155Aberdeenshire Council
156Gloria Bruce
157Iain Robertson
158Invercauld Estate
159John Muir Trust
160NHS Grampian
161Roger Anderson
162Mr Stuart P Barns
163Dunecht (Edinglassie) Estates
164Alisdair Gordon-Gibson
165Cairngorms Business Partnership
166Invercauld Estate
167Mike Corser
168Mac Infrastructure Ltd
169Mar Estate
170Neil Anderson
171Rachel Williams
172Reidhaven Estate
173Mrs Rhiannon & Mr Robert Turner
174Scottish Land & Estates
175John cooper
176Mike Jeffrey
177The Highland Council
178RSPB Scotland
179Roy Turnbull
180J and M Forbes Leith Partnership
181Scottish Wildland Group
182Wildland Limited
183Scottish Environment LINK
184Lesley Frew
185Claire Cameron
186The Cairngorms Campaign
187Badenoch & Strathspey Conservation Group
188An Camas Mor LLP
189A. Grant
190John and Lorna Mackay
191Macbean Road Residents Association
192Rothiemurchus Estate
193Scottish Water
194Highland and Island Enterprise
195Cairngorm Brewery
196Alan Morrison
197Alan Stewart
198David Maclennan
199Lorna McKenna
200Robyn Braham
201Natalia McClure
202Alison Harris
203Fergus Masson
204June Armstrong
205Paul Masson
207Crown Estate Scotland


The examination of the Proposed Plan which began on December 31st 2019 and the reporters’ examination of unresolved representations have now been completed. Site inspections of the allocated sites and those promoted in representations deemed necessary have taken place and it was decided no oral sessions were required. The examination period has now been concluded and the Reporter has published the Examination Report, which sets out thier findings and a list of recommended modifications to the Plan.

Intention to Adopt

The Cairngorms National Park Authority has published it’s intention to adopt the Proposed Local Development Plan as modified following the examination.



Do you have any other questions?

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