Fife Local Development Plan

Link to Examination pageThe Examination of the Fife Local Development Plan (FIFEplan) started on 29 Sep 2015 and remains underway. The Examination Reporters have stated that they expect to issue the examination report in November 2016. The latest update from the Reporters, on 13 October 2016 states 'Due to unforeseen circumstances, the completion of the examination report has been delayed. It is hoped that the report will be issued week beginning 14 November 2016.'

The Examination is being carried out by the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals whose reporters will scrutinise the issues raised by local people, community groups and businesses during the Proposed Plan consultation in late 2014. 

View our Examination page for more details.

FIFEplan Local Development Plan is the replacement to Fife’s three existing Local Plans, all adopted in 2012.  Together with TAYplan and SESplan strategic development plans, it will form the statutory Development Plan for Fife once adopted. 

Stages of the Local Development Plan

FIFEplan is entering the final phases of the plan preparation process following a series of consultation stages, from initially seeking the views of communities in early 2012 through to the most recent consultation on the Proposed Plan (Oct - Dec 2014).

 Find out more about each of the plan preparation stages by clicking on the links below:

Link to Information gathering and early engagement stage

Link to Main Issues Report stage

Link to Development Strategy stage

Link to Proposed Plan stage

Link to Examination stage Image of LDP timescales for plan adoption




A diary of consultation as FIFEplan has progressed can be viewed here.

Timescales for the development plan are updated annually through the Development Plan Scheme.


Further information

The Development Plan Update (e-bulletin): Sign up to regular email updates on the progress of Fife's Development Plan. Click here to register.

The Local Development Plan Exchange: The exchange provides an opportunity for informal comments to be made. If you are interested in joining the LDP Exchange you can register your interest at The Local Development Plan Exchange is not a decision making group and does not get involved in detailed site issues.

Twitter: Follow us at @FifeDevPlan.

Phone: Any member of our team will be happy to speak to you about FIFEplan. Call 03451 55 11 22 and ask to speak to someone in the Development Plan team.


As part of our approach to plan preparation, we take account of survey comments we have received, and comments from community councils at workshops and meetings, as well as the National Standards of Community Engagement and Fife's Consultation Handbook.



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