Local Place Plan Regulations consultation

Closed 25 Jun 2021

Opened 15 Mar 2021

Feedback updated 30 Sep 2021

We asked

We sought views on proposals for regulations on the preparation, submission and registration of Local Place Plans. We also asked for people’s views on the accompanying impact assessments.

A public consultation took place between 15 March 2021 and 25 June 2021.

You said

We received over 200 responses to the consultation of which 37 were from community councils / trusts and 62 individuals. Other responses were received from the public sector, including planning authorities, and developers / business interests.

We did

Craigforth was commissioned to undertake an independent analysis of responses.  The report presents the findings from the public consultation and explains the methodology that was used to analyse responses.

Where permission to publish has been provided, the consultation responses are now available to view online.

The responses, together with the analysis report, have informed and shaped the regulations which will be laid in the Scottish Parliament in Autumn 2021. The responses will also assist in the development of accompanying guidance.

Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


Local Place Plans are community led plans providing proposals for the development and use of land. Introduced by the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 these plans will set out a community’s aspirations for its future development.

Why your views matter

Whilst the bulk of provisions for Local Place Plans are to be found within the changes in the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 to the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, this left a number matters to secondary legislation. We wish to consult on these matters which relate to the preparation, content, submission and registration of Local Place Plans.

Read the consultation paper.

What happens next

Your response to this consultation will inform the Government’s development of regulations plus associated guidance. We plan to lay the regulations in Parliament later this year. We will publish an independent analysis of responses as soon as practicable.


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