Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The timescales for preparing our development plans in Highland are under review due to staff working from home and also being redeployed. 

We will update this webpage with new information about these timescales as soon as possible.  In the interim, please contact the Development Plan Team via if you need planning policy advice or information further to that shown here.

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Plan Review

We have prepared a committee draft of a Main Issues Report, which is the initial consultation document produced in making the new Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan (IMFLDP). The version of this draft Main Issues Report relevant to the first two of the five Council area committees that will consider the Report is now available.


Later this year, this webpage will be updated with the versions relevant to the three other area committees. This winter, following all the committee meetings, we will publish a consolidated Main Issues Report for public consultation. Other draft documents related to the Main Issues Report are also available.


Adopted Plan

The adopted IMFLDP was adopted in 2015 and sets out the policies and land allocations to guide development in the Inner Moray Firth area over the next 20 years.

Read the Adopted Plan

The plan must be read along with the Highland-wide Local Development Plan.

Delivery Programme

The IMFLDP Delivery Programme sets out the infrastructure and development required to support the implementation of the Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan (IMFLDP).

Other relevant plans

The Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan supersedes all or parts of our Local Plans.

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