Our current plan

Our Local Plan

Adopted NLLP Front Cover

The Local Plan is a 5-10 year strategy for physical development. Its policies and development proposals are intended to ensure that:

  • There are enough different land uses, for North Lanarkshire to be a successful place
  • Facilities are in the right places for people to access them
  • Development does not harm the environment

The North Lanarkshire Local Plan was adopted on 28 September 2012 and was formally published on 11 October 2012

The pdf icon letter from Scottish Ministers [1Mb] confirmed that we could proceed to pdf icon adopt the plan [491kb], provided we pdf icon addressed concerns [1Mb] they had about housing land issues.

All previous Local Plans have now been replaced and the North Lanarkshire Local Plan is now the only local plan used to guide development, inform decisions, and is planning policy for the authority.

The plan includes changes recommended by the Scottish Government Reporters following its formal Examination. This information will be available on this website for a 10 year period.

The pdf icon Policy Document [3Mb] and Proposals Maps are the statutory local plan documents

The pdf icon proposals map [1Mb] is split up into 3 sections:

Our new local plan is now available in an interactive version

The policy document includes lists and schedules associated with each policy. All other documents associated with the Local Plan can be found in the NLLP downloads page.

We were required to undertake a Strategic Environmental Assessment as part of making the plan. This ensured that environmental issues were considered as part of the process.

Paper copies of the plan are available for inspection at our Headquarters, Civic Centre, Motherwell. They can also be viewed at our Fleming House office in Cumbernauld, and at all our local libraries.

Please contact us for details on planning policy issues. For more information, see 'related pages', 'other useful websites' and 'downloads'.

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