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Aberdeen Local Development Plan
There is an on going review of the content of this web page
Aberdeen City Council adopted its second Local Development Plan on 20 January 2017.
This replaces the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012. The Adopted Plan can be viewed at the following link:
- Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2017 Written Statement
- Proposals Map 2017
- Constraints Map 2017
- City Centre Map 2017
The Supplementary Guidance and associated documentation for the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2017 can be found at the following link:
Combined Corp BVI Ltd has lodged an appeal against the adoption of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2017. The appellant seeks to quash that part of the Plan which incorporates the recommendations made by the Reporter in relation to Issue 11 – Allocated Sites and General Area Strategy; Deeside and Issue 12 – Alternative Sites; Deeside.
The remainder of the proposals and policies in the Local Development Plan 2017 are not subject to legal challenge and therefore, with the exception of the sites affected by Issue 11 and 12, planning applications can continue to be determined in accordance with the adopted Local Development Plan 2017.
The following Local Development Plan sites are those which were subject to recommendations under Issues 11 and 12 and relate to this legal challenge;
• OP52 Malcolm Road (in the Proposed Local Development Plan 2015 and the Local Development Plan 2017)
• OP109 Woodend Peterculter (in the Proposed Local Development Plan 2015 and the Local Development Plan 2017)
• OP108 Mid Anguston (in the Proposed Local Development Plan 2015)
• OP112 West of Contlaw Road (in the Local Development Plan 2017)
• OP113 Culter House Road (in the Local Development Plan 2017)
• OP114 Milltimber South (in the Local Development Plan 2017)
The planning authority will not determine planning applications in connection with these sites until a conclusion has been reached on the legal challenge. However, the planning authority will undertake pre-application discussions on the sites, subject to the qualification that any advice given during pre-application discussions may change depending on the outcome of the legal challenge.
Any person considering submitting a planning application or who wishes to undertake pre-application discussions should contact the planning authority prior to making a submission.
Local Development Plan 2017 Archive
Information on the Proposed Plan 2015 Examination and the Reporters Modifications can be viewed at the following link:
The 2017 LDP Process
Information on the review of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan (2012) and the preparation of our next Plan is available below:
Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012
Aberdeen City Council adopted its first Local Development Plan in February 2012. The Aberdeen Local Development Plan (ALDP)(2012) replaced the Aberdeen Local Plan (2008) and was the first Development Plan of its kind in Scotland.
The Local Development Plan is a vital public document which shapes the future of Aberdeen, and influences significant public and private investment in homes, businesses, shops, infrastructure and facilities. The plan and accompanying maps can be viewed and/or downloaded below along with the Environmental Report:
- Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012
- Proposals Map
- Proposals Map (larger file size)
- Constraints Map
- Constraints Map (larger file size)
- City Centre Map
- City Centre Map (larger file size)
- Environmental Report
- Post-adoption SEA statement
As part of the Local Development Plan the City Council also prepares Supplementary Guidance and Technical Advice Notes which supports the policies contained in the 2012 Plan. This can be viewed on the following page:
Legal Challenge - May 2013 Update
Aberdeen City Council has welcomed news that supermarket chain Tesco Stores Limited has dropped its Supreme Court challenge to the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012. The challenge to the Supreme Court followed Aberdeen City Council's successful upholding of an earlier appeal to the Court of Session in October 2012. A link to the Aberdeen City Council official press statement is available here:
Archive information on the key stages in the preparation of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2012 can be viewed here: