Local Development Plan (LDP)

Adopted Plan

On 19th November 2018 the Comhairle adopts a new Local Development Plan to guide development in the Outer Hebrides, the Plan period is 2018 to 2023. This is now the main document, along with the associated Supplementary Guidance, used for deciding planning applications. It replaces and supersedes the Local Development Plan that was adopted in 2012.

The Plan along with associated documents is available to view below:

OHLDP – Adopted Plan  (6.0MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

OHLDP Plan Area Context Map (3.5MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

OHLDP Development Strategy Map (3.7MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

OHLDP Spatial Strategy for Wind Farms Map (2.0MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

OHLDP Proposal Site Maps Booklet (40.1MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Statutory Supplementary Guidance and Other Guidance

The Outer Hebrides Local Development Plan includes the following statutory Supplementary Guidance. This Supplementary Guidance aims to assist applicants with aspects of detailed planning matters:

Caravans and Temporary Buildings (2.1MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Conservation Area Management Plans (5.0MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Marine Fish Farming (5.8MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Marine Fish Farming Spatial Strategy Map (1.6MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Melbost Farm East Planning Brief (3.3MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Wind Energy Development (6.4MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Map 1 : Comhairle Spatial Strategy for Wind Farms (560.8kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Map 2 : SPP Spatial Framework & Other Considerations (2.3MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Arnish Planning Protocol (1.3MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

The Comhairle has also prepared non-statutory supplementary guidance in the form of a planning brief for the Blackwater Housing Proposal site, which can be viewed below:

Planning Brief for Blackwater Housing Proposal Site (2.1MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Action Programme

Under Section 21 the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006, an Action Programme must be prepared to implement the Local Development Plan by setting out a list of actions required to deliver each of the Plan's Policies and Proposals; the name of the person who is to carry out the action; and the timescale for carrying out each action. The Action Programme to accompany the LDP is currently being prepared and will be available on this page in due course.

Related Documents and Processes

Development Plan Scheme

Environmental Assessment

Public Notice of Adoption (27.6kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Scottish Ministers Letter of Adoption (228.0kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Landscape Character Assessment – Western Isles (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Outer Hebrides Housing Need & Demand Assessment

Housing Land Audit 2018 

Outer Hebrides Local Housing Strategy 2017-22

Monitoring Statement (2.2MB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Equalities Impact Assessment (Not available on-line)

Local Development Plan Process

Preparation of the current Local Development Plan began in 2013 and the key stages can be viewed at
LDP : Preparation and Key Stages

Contact

For further information please contact  the Development Plan team on 01870 604990 or 01851 822690 or e-mail localdevplan@cne-siar.gov.uk