Council are to consult on LDP

Aberdeenshire Council is preparing an eight-week consultation on its Proposed Local Development Plan 2020 (LDP).

Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 10:47 am
The consultation will run from April 27 to June 19.

The authority formally agreed its Proposed LDP on March 5 and will submit its proposals to Scottish Ministers for examination later this year, following consideration of representations received during the consultation period.

Once every five years the council is required to publish a new LDP for the area to inform and advise developers and communities of the principles on which built development should follow and where it should be located.

As part of the process, each year a Development Plan Scheme is published to inform stakeholders of the stage the council is at in preparing a new Local Development Plan for the area.

Within the Development Plan Scheme approved by the council’s Infrastructure Services Committee (ISC) are details of the forthcoming community engagement surrounding the proposed LDP.

Public consultation on the proposed LDP will commence on Monday, April 27 and run until June 19.

Included is a series of nine public drop-in sessions and opportunities for wider access to the published documents through every Aberdeenshire library and the internet during the consultation period.

Members of the ISC were advised that updates to the Local Development Plan e-newsletter will also be undertaken during the consultation period, along with a social media campaign and the production of three short films on the Plan-making process.

The committee heard that all community councils and everyone who made comment on the Main Issues Report will be contacted and invited to view and make comment on the council’s Proposed LDP.

The following local public drop-in sessions are currently scheduled to run from 1pm-7.30pm, however please bear in mind these are subject to change/cancellation given the current situation surrounding coronavirus.

*Wednesday, May 6 - New Inn Hotel, Ellon

*Tuesday, May 26 - MACBI Community Hub, Mintlaw

ISC chair Councillor Peter Argyle said: “I would like to thank all those who have already made comment throughout the process and would encourage all our communities to again participate in this latest consultation process.

“These consultations continue to ensure that anyone in Aberdeenshire with an interest can help shape the plan to meet local needs.”