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Development Planning in Angus

28 March 2014

Current Development Plan

The current Angus Development Plan was prepared under the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997. It comprises the following planning policy documents:

In addition a wide range of Advice Notes and Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) provide guidance supplementary to the policies in the Local Plan Review on a number of subject areas.

Future Development Plans

The new development plan system for Scotland introduced by the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006, replaced the existing system of Structure Plans and Local Plans with new style Strategic Development Plans (SDP's) and Local Development Plans (LDP's).

Strategic Development Plan (SDP)

The TAYplan Strategic Development Plan Authority was established in early 2009 and comprises Dundee, Perth, Angus and North Fife area. It does not however include the Cairngorm National Park area which is covered by separate planning guidance for the whole Park area (see above).

Local Development Plan (LDP)

Angus Council is required to produce a Local Development Plan (LDP) for the area which when adopted will replace the current Angus Local Plan Review (adopted 2009). The LDP will deal with the full breadth of the authority's land use planning policy for at least 10 years ahead whilst reflecting the spatial strategy and strategic planning guidance established by TAYplan SDP. The plan will contain policies and proposals covering the principal land use issues in Angus and establish a range of associated supplementary guidance to assist the development management process. It will also be published alongside an Environmental Report, Habitats Regulations Appraisal and an Equality Impact Assessment.

The Angus Development Plan Scheme 2014 (520 KB PDF)Opens in a new window, was reviewed in March 2014 and sets out the broad timetable and key stages in preparing the Angus LDP. The first Development Plan Scheme was published in March 2009 and is reviewed annually to provide an up-to-date picture of how the LDP is progressing.

Where Are We Now?

The Angus Council Local Development Plan Main Issues Report, Environmental Report and Supporting Documents were published in late 2012. The period for consultation has now closed.

Work is now progressing toward preparation of a Proposed Plan which will be published later this year.

The Main Issues Report provided an early opportunity to inform and shape the strategy and content of the new Local Development Plan. The main purpose of the MIR is to seek views on the big issues affecting Angus and how Angus should develop over the next 20 years.

The Environmental Report provided an initial assessment of the likely effects that the Main Issues Report may have on the environment.

Supporting documents including the Monitoring Statement (1.4 MB PDF) Opens in a new window Opens in a new window for the Angus Local Plan Review are also available.

How to Contact Us

If you have any general queries or if you would like to be kept up to date on progress of the LDP, we will send you information, however it is our preference to contact you by e-mail. If you would like to be kept up to date by e-mail in future please contact us at:

To contact the Local Development Plan Team, please send your enquiries to:


Post: Planning & Transport
Infrastructure Services
Angus Council
County Buildings
Market Street
Forfar DD8 3LG

Telephone: 01307 473175

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