Re-adoption of Existing Supplementary Guidances (LDP)


As Comhairle nan Eilean Siar seeks to adopt a new Local Development Plan (LDP) (a land use plan for the future development of the islands) it is also seeking to re-adopt a number of existing Supplementary Guidance documents that form part of the Development Plan (Supplementary Guidance cover topics identified in the LDP in more detail).

Why We Are Consulting

The Comhairle is undertaking a short consultation on existing Supplementary Guidance – updated only with policy references from the new Local Development Plan  so that it can, in the short term, re-adopted them and avoid there being no policy coverage in these important areas for development in the Outer Hebrides. These are:

- Conservation Area Management Plans

- Caravans and Temporary Buildings

- Marine Fish Farming

- Wind Energy Developments

This will be followed by a more comprehensive review of some the Guidances in the near future, for which we will undertake a more extended consultation. Other than making the correct references in the Supplementary Guidances to the policies in the new LDP no other changes to these Guidances have been made at this time.

Supplementary Guidance documents are available for review along with a comment form on the Development Plan Consultations page.

What Happens Next

We are now asking for your views on the Supplementary Guidance. Comments received of a more substantive nature may be carried forward to the more comprehensive review of the Guidances to be undertaken in due course. This does not preclude individuals or organisation making further comments when the more extensive consultations are undertaken at a later date. The comment form contains a box to indicate if you are happy for your comments to be carried forward to the more extensive review of these Supplementary Guidances.


  • Contact
  • Development Plan and Marine Planning Team
  • 01851 822690 or 01870 604990
  • Development Planning
    Development Department
    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
    Isle of Lewis
    HS1 2BW

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