Local development plan: Aberdeenshire

Documentation related to the development plan for Aberdeenshire.

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 Aberdeenshire local development plan are:

  • 9 January 2023 - Local Development Plan - NIA - Direction Letter
  • 5 April 2018 – Letter regarding adoption of Supplementary Guidance – No. 7 Developer Obligations: Methods for Calculation
  • 12 April 2017 – Letter regarding adoption of Local Development Plan

More information

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


Email: developmentplans@gov.scot


Carrie Thomson: 0131 244 7259

Robin Campbell: 0131 244 0626


Area 2-H (South)
Planning and Architecture Division
The Scottish Government
Victoria Quay

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