Development plans

Local Development Plan 2 - Proposed Plan Examination

On 25 April 2019 the council submitted the South Lanarkshire Local Development Plan 2 and associated documents to the Department for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) and the Examination commenced on 1 October 2019.

The Report of the Examination, which includes the reporters’ recommendations for each issue, was made public by the DPEA on their website on Monday 17 August 2020.  All individuals and organisations who had submitted representations to the Proposed Plan have also been informed by the DPEA that the Examination Report is now public.

Next Stages

The recommendations contained in the Examination Report are largely binding on the council. A modified Proposed Local Development Plan 2 taking account of these recommendations will now be prepared, and approval from Planning Committee will be sought to submit this to the Scottish Minsters. Unless directed otherwise by Scottish Ministers, the council can then formally adopt Local Development Plan 2. This is currently programmed for early 2021.

However, this timeline is subject to change due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and any changes to this timeline will be updated here.

To discuss the Examination Report, Proposed Plan or next steps in the process, please email