Plan given ap­proval

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

S o u t h L a na r k s h i r e Coun­cil’s plan­ning ser­vice has ap­proved the South La­nark­shire De­vel­op­ment Plan Scheme for 2016 and be­gun work on a new South La­nark­shire Lo­cal De­vel­op­ment Plan.

As part of this, a plan­ning com­mit­tee y e s t e rday, Tues­day , ap­proved a con­sul­ta­tion and en­gage­ment ex­er­cise to as­sist in the prepa­ra­tion of the se­cond South La­nark­shire Lo­cal D e v e l o p m e nt P l a n (SLLDP2) and a call for sites which could be con­sid­ered for de­vel­op­ment.

The cur­rent lo­cal de­vel­op­ment plan and as­so­ci­ated statu­tor y sup­ple­men­tary guid­ance was adopted in June 2015.

This plan has formed the ba­sis of the coun­cil’s de­ci­sions re­lat­ing to new de­vel­op­ment pro­pos­als through­out the area.

Lo­cal au­thor­i­ties are re­quired to pre­pare new de­vel­op­ment plans ev­ery five years, which means that early prepara­tory work is be­gin­ning just now.

The first stage in prepa­ra­tion of the SLLDP2 is con­sul­ta­tion with com­mu­nity coun­cils, lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, stake­hold­ers and de­vel­op­ers.

C o u n c i l l o r Hu g h Dun­smuir, chair of the plan­ning com­mit­tee, said: “We are pleased to start the ini­tial process for con­sul­ta­tion for the new lo­cal de­vel­op­ment plan and to ap­prove the South La­nark­shire De­vel­op­ment Plan Scheme for 2016.

“This doc­u­ment will now be sent to the Scot­tish Govern­ment.

“The coun­cil is com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing wide­spread pub­lic aware­ness as the plan pro­gresses and to seek­ing the views of a wide range of in­ter­ested par­ties.”

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