Proposed Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2020 - Examination

We are currently at stage 3 of the local development plan process and you can find out how we got here at our Local Development Plan 2022 page.

On 12th March 2021, Aberdeenshire Council submitted all representations received and the summaries of issues raised (known as Schedule 4s) to the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) for examination. 

Scottish Ministers have appointed seven reporters from the DPEA, and the Examination of the proposed plan formally commenced on 28th June 2021. Any unresolved issues arising from representations on the Proposed Local Development Plan will be dealt with through the Examination. This is the principal means of independently examining such matters. The Examination will conclude with a set of recommendations being published in a “Report of Examination” which we anticipate receiving in early 2022.

Any minor modifications, such as minor wording, typographical or technical changes to the Proposed Plan (non-notifiable modifications that have been identified since its publication) have been included in an amended version of Proposed Plan.

Examination 2021

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View the Proposed Local Development Plan and supporting documents.


Contact us

If you need further advice or wish to discuss any of the policies and proposals outlined in the Proposed Local Development Plan, there are several ways to contact the Planning Policy Team: