Local Development Plan (FIFEplan)

Update (5 July 2017): In June 2017 Fife Council were advised by Scottish Ministers that Fife Council should make two modifications prior to adopting FIFEplan. The modifications are consistent with the Council’s position on the Plan. They contain no changes to the allocation of sites in the Plan, and no changes to the overall direction of the Plan. Ministers also asked for reassurance of the Council’s commitment and ambition to delivery of the Plan and the housing land supply that it identifies.

Fife Council’s Economy, Tourism, Transportation & Strategic Planning Committee agreed on the 3rd July 2017 to modify the Local Development Plan as directed by the Scottish Ministers. We have written to Scottish Ministers requesting confirmation that we are now able to adopt FIFEplan. 


FIFEplan Local Development Plan is the replacement to Fife’s three existing Local Plans, adopted in 2012. It will form part of the statutory development plan for Fife once adopted, together with the TAYplan and SESplan Strategic Development Plans.

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 Fife Council accepted the modifications proposed in the Examination Report published in November last year. 

To view the updated FIFEplan as it went to Executive Committee click on the link below and then the button marked 'Read Document'. The list of supporting documents includes 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.

View FIFEplan as modified (and other background documents)

The modifications and the updated FIFEplan were submitted to Scottish Ministers, and we are currently awaiting confirmation from Scottish Ministers that we can now proceed to adopt the Plan (see update above for further details).

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:

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 @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.


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Tel: 03451 551122 Contact Development Plan online

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