The Scottish Government published finalised versions of Scotland’s third National Planning Framework (NPF3) and Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) on June 23, 2014.
These are two important documents for land-use planning in Scotland. NPF3 sets the context for development planning and provides a framework for the spatial development of Scotland as a whole. It sets out the Government’s development priorities over the next 20-30 years and identifies 14 national developments which support the development strategy.
SPP focuses plan making, planning decisions and development design on the Scottish Government’s purpose of creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.
NPF3 and SPP are accompanied by a suite of associated documents and assessments which can be found on: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/built-environment/planning
Falkirk Council’s proposed Local Development Plan (LDP) was submitted to Scottish Ministers on 19 February 2014. A reporter has now been appointed to conduct an examination into the unresolved representations to the Proposed Plan.
Falkirk Council is also preparing and consulting on a range of Supplementary Guidance (SG) which will accompany the LDP. At this stage, Falkirk Council has published & is seeking comments by Friday 14th April 2014 on the following 4 SGs:
- SG01 – Development in the Countryside
- SG05 – Biodiversity & Development
- SG06 – Trees & Development
- SG13 – Open Space & New Development
Copies of all the documents related to the LDP & SGs, and the latest newsletter outlining progress are available online at www.falkirk.gov.uk/ldp
We have received confirmation that the documents in relation to the Dart Energy Public Inquiry are now available to view in Larbert Library in Stenhousemuir.
Please note, it is a hard copy of Falkirk Council’s document list that is available in the Library, along with electronic versions (discs) of the other parties submissions. There are facilities to read the discs within the Library.
There are also contact details in the Library for the planning officer at Falkirk Council should any residents have any questions.
Hard copies of all the documents are available to view in Falkirk Council’s Abbotsford House in Bainsford. The planning officer is also based there.
In addition, the documents are available to view on the DPEA website: http://www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk/ The case reference is: PPA-240-2032
The inquiry and hearing sessions start on 18 March 2014 and will last for approximately 3 weeks