Local development plan: Aberdeen City

Documentation related to the development plan for Aberdeen City.

Local development plans set out the long term vision for change to the local authority areas that they cover. There are several formal stages to preparing the plan, during which the Scottish Government will issue official correspondence to the planning authority.

The documents held for the Aberdeen Local Development Plan are:

  • 5 December 2023 – Aberdeen City Council – Supplementary Guidance – Planning Obligations – Notice of Intention to Adopt – Clearance Letter
  • 10 May 2023 - Aberdeen City Council - Local Development Plan - Notice of Intention to Adopt - Direction Letter 
  • 9 May 2023 - Aberdeen City Council - Local Development Plan – Campaign – Friends of St Fitticks – Scottish Government Response
  • 18 January 2017 – Letter regarding adoption of Local Development Plan
  • 12 May 2017 – Letter directing modification of Supplementary Guidance - Planning Obligations

More information

There are a number of publications and legislation that underpin the development planning process:


Email: developmentplans@gov.scot


Area 2-F (South)
Planning, Architecture and Regeneration Division
The Scottish Government

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