New Local Plan given go-ahead by council

Council leader Rhondda Geekie
Council leader Rhondda Geekie

A major plan to guide future use of land in East Dunbartonshire –including new housing sites – has been given the 
go-ahead by local councillors.

At a meeting on Thursday night, the council decided to approve the Proposed Local Development Plan.

The Plan sets out a land use strategy for the area and includes policies and sites for development which will be used to determine planning applications. After the meeting, Council Leader Rhondda Geekie said: “The development of our Proposed Local Development Plan has involved years of work and community consultation and engagement.

“It will now be prepared for publication and further consultation in April and will ultimately replace the Local Plan 2 for the area.”

Councillor Geekie added: “The Plan will guide the future use of land, set out proposals for development - including new housing sites, which we are duty-bound to identify - and provide the framework for dealing with planning applications.”

She also urged people to engage in the consultation process.

She said: “We value the participation of our stakeholders and the public in this process.

“There will be further opportunity for consultation following the publication of the Proposed LDP later this year and I’d encourage everyone to continue to engage in the process that will ultimately shape the future development of the area.”