Local Place Plans

Submitting Local Place Plans

When to submit a Local Place Plan

Local Place Plans can be submitted at any time.

However, in order for them to be fully considered as evidence for the new Local Development Plan, we have set a date by which Local Place Plans should be registered.

We ask that Local Place Plans are submitted at the earliest opportunity ahead of the extended deadline of Friday 27 September 2024 to provide more time for the checking process.

Should your Local Place Plan not be ready by this date, your community can still continue to proceed towards submission.

The content from draft Local Place Plans can be used as part of a community’s response to consultation on the Local Development Plan.

How to submit a Local Place Plan

When a qualifying community group has finished preparing a Local Place Plan and accompanying information, it can be submitted to us either:

  • by email to lpp@highland.gov.uk (total attachment size limit is 50MB)
  • by post to Development Plans, Highland Council HQ, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX

Local Place Plan validation and registration

When a Local Place Plan has been submitted, we will check it against the Scottish Government requirements for Local Place Plans.

Once a Local Place Plan has passed the validation process, it will be registered and we will take it into account when preparing the Local Development Plan and, where relevant, in the consideration of planning applications.

Cairngorms National Park

Local Place Plans prepared by communities in the Cairngorms National Park are to be submitted to the Cairngorms National Park Authority, as part of evidence gathering for the Cairngorms National Park Local Development Plan.