The Falkirk Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) is the statutory document which guides future development in the Council area for the period 2020-2040. It was adopted on 07 August 2020.

LDP2 contains a vision for the area, an overall strategy, and detailed policies and proposals indicating where development should, or should not take place. It provides criteria which the Council uses in assessing planning applications.

View the online version of LDP2.

LDP2 and the associated Proposals Maps are also available for download below:

Map 1 - Banknock, Bonnybridge, Denny, Allandale, Greenhill and Torwood
Map 2 - Falkirk, Larbert and Stenhousemuir
Map 3 - Rural North - Airth, Dunmore, Letham and South Alloa
Map 4 - Rural South - Avonbridge, Limerigg, Slamannan, Standburn and the Loan
Map 5 - Grangemouth, Polmont Area, California, Shieldhill, Skinflats and Whitecross
Map 6 - Bo'ness, Blackness and Muirhouses
Map 7 - Falkirk Town Centre Inset

Hard copies of LDP2 are available at a cost of £30 (including p+p). Requests to purchase should be sent to

Supplementary Guidance

In addition to LDP2 itself, the Council produces Supplementary Guidance which provides further more detailed guidance on certain policies in the LDP.

Action Programme

An updated Action Programme has been published. It provides information on the progress which has been made on the implementation of the policies and proposals contained in LDP2 since the adoption of the plan two years ago.

Action Programme

Development Plan update

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The most recent Development Plan newsletter can be viewed below:

March 2023