On 19th November 2018 the Comhairle adopts a new Local Development Plan to guide development in the Outer Hebrides, the Plan period is 2018 to 2023. This is now the main document, along with the associated Supplementary Guidance, used for deciding planning applications. It replaces and supersedes the Local Development Plan that was adopted in 2012.
The Plan along with associated documents is available to view below:
The Outer Hebrides Local Development Plan includes the following statutory Supplementary Guidance. This Supplementary Guidance aims to assist applicants with aspects of detailed planning matters:
The Comhairle has also prepared non-statutory supplementary guidance in the form of a planning brief for the Blackwater Housing Proposal site, which can be viewed below:
Under Section 21 the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006, an Action Programme must be prepared to implement the Local Development Plan by setting out a list of actions required to deliver each of the Plan's Policies and Proposals; the name of the person who is to carry out the action; and the timescale for carrying out each action.
Related Documents and Processes
Equalities Impact Assessment (Not available on-line)
Local Development Plan Process
Preparation of the current Local Development Plan began in 2013 and the key stages can be viewed at
LDP : Preparation and Key Stages
For further information please contact the Development Plan team on 01870 604990 or 01851 822690 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org