Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) – Working Towards A New Plan
The Comhairle has now reached the final stage in the preparation of the Outer Hebrides Local Development Plan 2.
The Proposed Plan has been modified following examination of the Plan by Scottish Government’s Department of Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA). The Comhairle has now published a ‘Notice of Intention to Adopt’ and intends to adopt the Proposed Plan (as modified) on or after 30th July 2018, unless otherwise advised by Scottish Ministers.
The Proposed Plan (incorporating the modifications), a list of the modifications and the ‘Notice of Intention to Adopt’ can be viewed on the at LDP2 Proposed Plan and Examination.
Meantime, the current Outer Hebrides Local Development Plan remains as statutory policy.
Programming of future LDP work is set out in the Development Plan Scheme
Local Development Plan - Current Plan
On 9th November 2012 the Comhairle adopted the Outer Hebrides Local Development Plan and associated statutory Supplementary Guidance, as the adopted Development Plan to guide development in the Outer Hebrides. This replaces and supersedes the Western Isles Local and Structure Plans.
The Plan along with associated documents is available to view below:
Update June 2018: As the Comhairle seeks to adopt a new Local Development Plan it is also seeking to re-adopt a number of existing Supplementary Guidance documents: Conservation Area Management Plans; Wind Energy Development; Marine Fish Farming; and Caravans and Temporary Buildings. The Comhairle is undertaking a short Consultation on these Supplementary Guidances.
The current Supplementary Guidances below remain the statutory policy meantime.
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:
The Comhairle has adopted revised new Supplementary Guidance for Wind Energy Development. This Guidance covers all scales of wind energy and all sizes of turbines.
On 6th December 2012 the Comhairle adopted the Outer Hebrides Local Development Plan Action Programme (3.2MB). This sets out how the Plan’s policies and proposals will be implemented.
In line with legislative requirements the Action Programme was reviewed and updated in 2014, Action Programme Review 2014 (650.2kB) and again in 2017, Action Programme Second Review 2017 (824.6kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).
Related Documents and Processes
Equalities Impact Assessment (Not available on-line)
Local Development Plan Process
Preparation of the Local Development Plan began in 2009 and the key stages can be viewed at
LDP : Preparation and Key Stages
For further information please contact the Development Plan team on 01870 604990 or 01851 822690 or e-mail email@example.com