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Our new Local Development Plan

We have now started to prepare the next Local Development Plan – North Lanarkshire Local Development Plan 2 (NLLDP2).

The LDP is an important document that sets out the policies and proposals for land use and development in North Lanarkshire. It will set out the future for development, for example, where new housing, business, and infrastructure will be located.

The timeline for its preparation is set out in the Development Plan Scheme and Participation Statement, with the adoption of NLLDP2 expected in 2027.

Key stages


  • Research and collate information for Evidence Report

You can give us feedback on the evidence we have collated through our Topic Paper Consultation.


  • Annual review of Development Plan Scheme.
  • Publish Evidence Report and submit to Scottish Ministers.
  • Gate Check process & approval of Evidence Report.
  • Inform and prepare Proposed Plan.
  • Publish and consult on Proposed Plan.
  • Examination of Proposed Plan.
  • Adoption and publication of NLLDP2.

Development Plan Scheme and Participation Statement

The first key stage in preparing NLLDP2 is the Development Plan Scheme and Participation Statement (DPS). This is an important communication tool setting out the programme for preparing and reviewing NLLDP2. We have a statutory duty to prepare and publish a DPS annually. Following public consultation on the content of the Participation Statement, the final DPS for 2023 has now been prepared and can be accessed below.

NLLDP2 - Development Plan Scheme and Participation Statement 2023


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Keep up to date

To keep up to date on progress with NLLDP2 including key stages and consultation, as well as other aspects of our planning service, please sign up for email alerts.

Please also view our April 2024 Newsletter below for a brief update on NLLDP2 and related progress and related items.

Page last updated:
06 Jun 2024

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