The annual Development Plan Scheme was updated in September 2016. It provides explanation on the programming of any plan preparations and associated work and includes for example, when likely opportunity for public engagement is anticipated.
The Clackmannanshire Local Development Plan (LDP) was published in August 2015 and is the first of a new generation of land use plans for this area. It contains a Vision Statement, Strategic Objectives, and planning policies for the future development of Clackmannanshire. The LDP looks forward for planned developments within 10 years and provides an indication of where further developments can take place over the next 20 years. It must be reviewed at least every 5 years to ensure it remains relevant and can adapt to future planning challenges. It comprises of:
Focussing on sustainable economic growth, the LDP encourages the retention and growth of the population of Clackmannanshire, encouraging younger people and families into the area to balance the projected ageing population. The LDP considers how to accommodate a projected increases in population of 7,000 people between 2010 and 2035 and for 6,420 new households over the same period.
The provision of excellent educational, training and employment opportunities will be supported to encourage this, while the environment will be valued and protected in the transition to a successful low-carbon economy.
Design and layout polices encourage quality in the creation of developments and communities with a strong sense of place. Town centre regeneration will be a key issue during the lifetime of the LDP and policies are included to address this. Energy efficiency, low carbon development and an increasing focus on renewable energy and district heating are also promoted through the policies of the Plan. Clackmannanshire's Green Network, which forms part of the nationally identified Central Scotland Green Network, has been mapped and policies are developed to support it.
The Area Statements Section gives a local context, identifying over 5,600 new houses throughout Clackmannanshire, and over 158 hectares of new business and employment land. These allocations have been subject to rigorous assessment in terms of compliance with national policies, sustainability, best use of existing resources and contribution to other Council strategies and goals.
Supplementary Guidance (SG) is part of the LDP and is a material planning consideration in the decision making process. SG expands on the policies within the LDP but does not create any new policy. It seeks to help our customers deliver quality development outcomes in general accord with the Plan. SG is published on specific planning topics e.g. for households, design for sustainable development, energy efficiency, and more.
The following SGs have been published along with the LDP.
The Council are committed to promoting the development sites in the LDP, from the largest to the smallest, and for a full range of uses. Development Briefs and Masterplans give further information for a number of allocated sites that have already been prepared, and this process is ongoing.
The Council may issue non-statutory planning guidance without going through the procedures required for Supplementary Guidance.
Non-statutory planning guidance can be helpful in enabling quality planning outcomes and used to provide detail on a range of subject areas. One of the benefits of non-statutory guidance is that it can be updated quickly when necessary. Consultation with relevant parties during publication is likely as it is intended it would be scrutinised and approved by Council prior to publication. SG can also be prepared where an issue arises unexpectedly during the lifecycle of the LDP.
Adoption of non-statutory guidance by the Council can give it a degree of authorisation for decision making.
The Local Development Plan Scheme indicates the likely programming for any substantive stage in any Plan review, including when the next Main Issues Report (MIR) is to be prepared.
The current MIR and associated documents for the Adopted Clackmannanshire Local Development Plan were published in January 2011 and can be found by following the links below.
Copies or extracts from historic documents which have been replaced by the Local Development Plan and associated documents may be available on request in either electronic or paper formats. Please enquire using the details below and we shall do our best to assist. Please note that there may be a charge for paper copies of historic documents.
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