Local Place Plans

Preparing Local Place Plans

Community groups are invited to create their own community-led Local Place Plans (LPPs). Find out about the legislative requirements and view guidance and tools for preparing LPPs. 

The fundamental requirements for a LPP are that it must:

The legislation sets out a list of plans that a community body must have regard to when preparing a LPP. These are:

Detailed guidance on the legislative requirements is set out in the Scottish Government's Planning Circular 1/2022: Local Place Plans.

Guidance and tools

We have produced an information note for community bodies (PDF 234KB) outlining all the different stages to be followed when preparing a LPP. If you are considering preparing a LPP please contact us by completing the request for support form.

Request support and advice

View the planning reform update and LPP presentation (PDF 412KB) to find out about the background and purpose of LPPs. 

Extra guidance

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

Engagement resources:

LPP examples

Please note no two LPPs will be the same, but you can also view examples of existing LPPs as guides:


If you would like to contact us about local place planning, please email