LDP2 - Main Issues Report

Closed 31 Jan 2019

Opened 8 Nov 2018


We have produced the Main Issues Report (MIR), which is a forerunner to the Council’s forthcoming Local Development Plan (LDP2). The MIR identifies key development and land use issues which the LDP2 must address. It sets out what are considered to be the Council’s preferred options for tackling these issues, including the identification of new sites for future development as well as suggesting reasonable alternatives.

The purpose of the MIR is to focus on what are considered to be the main issues, and consequently not all issues will be identified at this stage, but will instead be features when the Proposed LDP2 is published. The MIR identifies a background context for each subject and emerging main issues to be addressed. It also sets out a series of questions to be considered for each subject.

A series of consultation events will be taking place throughout November and December, including drop-in sessions and workshops. The details of these are outlined below.

Download the consultation paper here

The consultation document and other background information are also available on the Council’s website at www.scotborders.gov.uk/ldp2mir

Why your views matter

The Main Issues Report seeks to encourage public engagement and comment on a wide range of matters. This provides an opportunity for the public and key stakeholders to have their say on the preferred and alternative options contained within the MIR. This consultation is open to everyone who would like to comment on the future development and land use issues within the Scottish Borders.

What happens next

Following the public consultation on the MIR all responses received will be scrutinised and taken into account with a view to being incorporated into the LDP2. Once the proposed LDP2 is approved by the Council it will again be the subject of a public consultation. Any unresolved representations to the LDP2 will be subject to Examination by Scottish Government appointed Reporters. The conclusions and recommendations of the Reporters will then be taken into account by the Council before the LDP2 can be adopted, superseding the current LDP 2016.



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