Development Plan Scheme

The Highland Council must present a Development Plan Scheme each year to set out our programme for preparing and reviewing the Local Development Plans.  This helps to keep the community and other stakeholders up to date with our progress and provide certainty as to when each stage of the development planning process is being reached.  The Development Plan Scheme 2014 was approved in February 2014 and is being assessed by the Plain English Campaign.  You can view the document by clicking on the link below:

The Highland Development Plan Scheme has 3 purposes:

  • to explain what future local development plans for Highland will contain;
  • to explain when they are likely to be produced;
  • and to explain how individuals, communities and organisations can be involved in making these plans.

We would welcome any feedback you might have.  You can use one of the methods below for giving us feedback:

We keep a list of interested people and organisations who are interested in receiving important information from the Development Plan Team.  If you would like to be added to this database, please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.  You can view the list of organisations below:

List of Groups we will consullt (pdf 156kb) 

Another useful way to keep up-to-date with the work of the Development Plans Team is through our social media webpages, which include our:

For further details about the Highland Development Plan Scheme please contact the Development Plans Team on Tel: (01463) 702262 or Email: