Process and Timescales - Development Plan Scheme

The Planning etc (Scotland) Act 2006 requires all councils to prepare a Development Plan Scheme. This is a document that sets out our programme for preparing and reviewing development plans and our proposals for engagement. The development plan is made up of the the National Planning Framework and the Local Development Plan. The Local Development Plan Scheme (LDPS) has been prepared by Aberdeenshire Council for the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan.

The Development Plan Scheme 2024 (PDF 3.22MB) provides information on:

  • What development plans we have now
  • Why we need to prepare a new Local Development Plan
  • What the timetable for preparing this plan and other related works (the project plan) is
  • What the timetable for consulting people is and how we will do this (the participation statement)

You can view approved schemes from previous years: