Local Place Plans

Local Place Plans (LPPs) were introduced to increase community involvement in the planning and spatial design process. These plans are a way for communities to highlight issues, gather ideas and express aspirations for the future.

LPPs need to be registered with the council and we are legally required to make them available.

LPPs are a new type of plan giving communities an opportunity to develop proposals for the development and use of land in the place where they live. It is intended that LPPs will stimulate and encourage debate about the future of a place, enabling communities to focus on their aspirations as well as their needs.

LPPs offer the opportunity for a community led, but collaborative, approach to local place-making, setting out proposals for the development and use of land. The aim of the provisions is to significantly enhance engagement in development planning, effectively empowering communities to play a proactive role in defining the future of their places.

LPPs can be specific to a single place or building or cover a wider geographic area.

Once registered, LPPs will be taken into account in the preparation of the Local Development Plan and therefore will have weight within the planning process.

While LPPs can be produced at any time, their integration with the Local Development Plan will be greatly facilitated if they are prepared and consulted upon for submission in late 2024.

We are inviting community groups to create their own community-led Local Place Plans, which set out their proposals for development or the use of land in their area.

Creating a Local Place Plan

If you are considering preparing a Local Place Plan or want to register a Local Place Plan please contact us.

An LPP can be promoted and developed by:

View guidance to support the creation of Local Place Plans:

Resources to help inform the development of a Local Place Plan:

Register of Local Place Plans

No Local Place Plans have been registered with the council.

Contact us

If you would like to contact us about local place planning, please email delivery@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.