Dundee Local Development Plan Review


Dundee City Council are in the ‘Evidence Gathering’ stage of preparing our Local Development Plan (LDP), and will be undertaking a continuous programme of works to progress towards the adoption of our new-style LDP.

As the LDP is a statutory document, Dundee City Council has a responsibility to deliver a Plan which takes account of recent planning reforms introduced by the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019. The Act sets out requirements and timescales for the delivery of an LDP, and this is supported by The Town & Country Planning (Development Planning) (Scotland) Regulations 2023.  

Dundee City Council is committed to encouraging wide ranging stakeholder and public involvement in the preparation of the Dundee Local Development Plan. We will provide details on timescales for plan preparation and opportunities for engagement as appropriate; and planned engagement is available in the Development Plan Scheme.

Topic Papers

We are in the process of producing a robust Evidence Report which will be informed by consultation on a collection of topic papers which cover a range of planning themes set by the Scottish Government. The purpose of the Evidence Report is to establish a baseline by setting out the existing evidence and looking forward to identifying matters to be addressed in the Local Development Plan. We are taking a phased approach and aim to deliver all topic papers by the end of Summer 2024. The topic papers will form the basis for the Evidence Report and will inform the preparation of the Proposed Local Development Plan. Please note that there will be further engagement on site specific matters at the Proposed Plan stage. 

We invite involvement at all stages of the Plan's preparation and seek to enable those with an interest in the area and ask that any comments or disputes are raised. If agreement cannot be reached on a dispute, this will be referred to a gate check examination by the Scottish Government’s Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) to ensure the transparency of the process. 


To assist the Council in ensuring that those who want to be involved in the process are kept up to date on progress there is the opportunity to register contact details to receive future correspondence by email. To register details please send an e-mail to localdevplan@dundeecity.gov.uk. Your details will be used for occasional communications related to consultations and other related activities undertaken by Dundee City Council City Development Department. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

General information and associated documents will be available through the webpages at http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/localdevplan2. Announcements will also be made via other channels, for example, including social media and statutory public notices in newspapers.