The Local Development Plan (LDP) is a land use document that indicates where certain types of development should, and should not, happen. It sets out a long term vision for growth, identifying land and infrastructure to deliver new homes and for businesses to locate and expand. It provides the policy framework for determining planning applications

 North Ayrshire Council are progressing work for a new Local Development Plan (LDP2) for North Ayrshire, which is intended to be adopted in 2019.

This consultation will commence on 30 April. All background documents will be available from that date at The consultation will close on 29 June 2018.

Commenting on the Proposed LDP

During the consultation period you can submit your comments to us relating to any part of the Proposed LDP. We have a form (available in word and pdf formats) to assist you making comments to the Proposed LDP, and a guidance note on how to comment on the Proposed LDP. Comments can be submitted using our SurveyMonkey or by emailing We will also accept handwritten comments from members of the public.

How we will handle your comment

Please note that in order to consider your comments as a competent representation, you need to include in your representation your name and address to meet development plan regulations. It is likely we will have to summarise your comments and submit a summary, as well as a copy of your original representation, to the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government will determine whether the LDP should be changed as a result of your representation, and may need to contact you in this regard. In any case, we will contact you when the Scottish Government has concluded its assessment of the LDP and advise you of the outcome. It is expected that the LDP will be adopted by early summer 2019.

Mailing List

To receive news about the LDP2 and consultation events, email us your name, email address, and details of your interest.

Please note: key agencies and community councils do not need to register contact details as we will contact you anyway.

Drop In Events

Drop in events are being held across North Ayrshire as detailed below.


Tuesday 15th May in Fairlie Village Hall from 2 – 5pm

Thursday 17th May in Largs Library from 10am – 1pm

Thursday 24th May in West Kilbride, Village Hall from 3pm – 8pm

Tuesday 5th June in Garrison House, Millport from 3 – 7.30 pm



Wednesday 16th May in Saltcoats Town Hall from 6 – 8:30pm

Thursday 31st May in Stevenston Library from 2 – 5pm



Thursday 17th May in Beith Library from 2 – 5pm

Wednesday 30th May in Bridgend Community Centre from 6 – 8:30pm

Tuesday 12th June in Rosearden Hall, Dalry from 6-8pm



Tuesday 22nd May in Ormidale Pavillion, Brodick from 10am – 4pm



Wednesday 23rd May The Portal, Irvine from 10am – 4pm



Tuesday 29th May in Kilwinning Bowling Club, Kilwinning    from 6 – 8pm


If you would like to speak to a member of the Planning team, please email or telephone 01294 310000.