Local development plan

Local development plan (proposed)

We have approved our Proposed Local Development Plan (LDP) which is now available for representations to be submitted. The LDP will be available for comment from 2 November 2020 to 25 January 2021. The LDP sets out land use proposals and planning policies which are intended to guide development and inform planning decisions within the Scottish Borders over the next ten years.

The Proposed LDP comprises the policies in Volume one and settlement profiles in Volume two.

Introductory video

Prior to submitting representations make sure to watch our short introductory video which sets out the background, process and how you can get involved.

Story map

A more detailed story map provides an overview of the LDP and it includes access to an interactive map which allows the allocated sites within the LDP to be viewed spatially. Alternatively you can go directly to the interactive map

Please note to view the story map this requires an up to date browser. If you get an error message please update to the latest versions:

How to get involved

We would encourage you to submit representations on our Citizen Space tool.

Representations in relation to any part of the Proposed LDP can also be made:

  • by email: [email protected]
  • in writing: Forward Planning, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Scottish Borders, TD6 0SA

Privacy Notice

If you would like to see how we use or process any data you submit, you can download our Privacy Notice.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) has been prepared which identifies and evaluates any likely significant effects on the environment and any necessary mitigation measures.

Representations in relation to the SEA can be made:

For your information you can view our Proposed LDP background documents.

During the representation period an online video will also be prepared in response to frequently asked questions. Details of when this video will be shown and how it can be accessed will be confirmed on this webpage.

If you have any questions relating to the Proposed LDP please phone the Forward Planning Team on 01835 825010.

Development Plan Scheme Volume one Volume two