Local place plans (LPPs) are a new type of community led plan, recently introduced by the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019. They give community bodies the opportunity to come up with physical proposals for the development and use of land in their local area. Proposals can include things like:

  • Local initiatives for active travel and community growing
  • Sites for housing or employment
  • Improvements to local green spaces, community facilities or town centres
  • Conservation of local wildlife or built heritage
  • Climate change mitigation and adaption (such as renewable energy, flood risk management or even tree planting)

LPPs can vary in scope from dealing with a range of issues or focus on one or two issues or sites.

An interim brief guide is available, helping community bodies decide whether preparing a LPP is the right thing for them. The guide also provides links to other sources of advice and information for local place planning.

Invitation to prepare

In 2022, we expect to issue invitations for communities to prepare local place plans (LPPs).

This invitation will set out the date by which LPPs should be submitted to Falkirk Council if they are to be taken into account in the preparation of the Falkirk Local Development Plan 3. We expect this date to be sometime in 2024. Community bodies, however, do not need to wait for the invitation to get started on their local place plans.

LPP survey

The invitation to prepare will also provide information on the assistance available to communities preparing LPPs. A short, online survey is being carried out to identify the level of interest in LPPs and what support communities need for preparing one.

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