Local development plan: Orkney Islands

Documentation related to the development plan for the Orkney Islands.

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 Orkney Islands local development plan are:

  • 14 April 2021 - Notice of intention to adopt supplementary guidance - Housing in the Countryside
  • 15 January 2019 – Letter regarding adoption of supplementary guidance – Kirkwall Urban Design Framework
  • 12 April 2017 – Letter regarding adoption of Local Development Plan
  • 27 Jully 2016 - Withdrawal of Comments on the Local Development Plan
  • 16 June 2016 - Comments on Local Development Plan
  • 16 September 2015 - Comments on Main Issues Report

More information

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

16 June 2016 - Comments on Local Development Plan.pdf
16 September 2015 - Comments on Main Issues Report.pdf


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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