Planning policy and guidance

Development Plans

Development Plans set out a vision for how areas will change and describe where development will take place and where it will not. Planning applications we receive are assessed against land allocations and policies within the development plan. The development plan for Fife consists of FIFEplan (the Fife Local Development Plan), SESplan and TAYplan Strategic Development Plans, and Supplementary Guidance associated with these plans.

There are four levels of planning in Scotland:

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Our Development Plan Scheme sets out the programme for preparing and reviewing the Fife’s development plans and what is likely to be involved at each stage. For further details about the Local Development Plan for Fife (FIFEplan) please view our Local Development Plan page

Review of the Planning System in Scotland

The Scottish Government is reviewing the planning sytem in Scotland. The Planning (Scotland) Bill was introduced to Parliament on 4 December. More information is available on the Scottish Government website.

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.

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.




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