Fife Local Development Plan
Consultation on Supplementary Guidance (March 2017)
Consultation is now underway on the following Supplementary Guidance documents prepared in connection with the Local Development Plan (FIFEplan):
The consultations run from 17 March 2017 for a period of 7 weeks, ending at 5pm on 5 May 2017. Follow the links above to view and comment on each of the consultation documents. Once approved the supplementary guidance will be part of the development plan.
On 28 February 2017 Fife Council's Executive Committee agreed to adopt the Local Development Plan (FIFEplan) subject to consultation with Scottish Ministers. In doing so they accepted the modifications proposed in the Examination Report published in November last year. The decision of the Executive Committee was re-examined by Fife Council's Environment, Finance & Communities Scrutiny Committee on 14 March 2017 who confirmed that the modified plan should proceed towards adoption.
The modifications and the updated FIFEplan will now be published and submitted to Scottish Ministers. Fife Council will be able to adopt the Plan 28 days after submission unless directed not to by Scottish Ministers. Adoption is programmed for late April 2017.
To view the updated FIFEplan as it went to Executive Committee click on the link below and then the button marked 'Read Document'. You will also see links to other documents that are appendices to the committee report. Appendix 6 highlights the changes that have been made to the Proposed Plan. Appendices 2 and 3 provide updated environmental assessments to reflect the Examination modifications.
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 now nearing the end of the plan preparation process following a series of consultation stages, from initially seeking the views of communities in early 2012 through to the consultation on the Proposed Plan (Oct - Dec 2014).
Find out more about each of the plan preparation stages by clicking on the links below:
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.
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 www.fifedirect.org.uk/registerldpexchange. The Local Development Plan Exchange is not a decision making group and does not get involved in detailed site issues.
Twitter: Follow us at @FifePlanning.
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.
Tel: 03451 551122 Contact Development Plan online