Proposed Scottish Borders Local Development Plan

Closed 25 Jan 2021

Opened 2 Nov 2020


We have produced the Proposed Scottish Borders Local Development Plan (PLDP), which follows on from the Main Issues Report (MIR). The PLDP sets out land use allocations and planning policies for the Scottish Borders, for the next 10 years. The Plan is the Council’s settled position, having taken on board the comments received during the consultation on the MIR.

The PLDP and background information are available on the Council’s website at:

Why your views matter

The Council has a statutory responsibility to seek the views of the public on the new PLDP, and to take these views into account within the Local Development Plan Process. 

This representation period is therefore an opportunity for the public and key stakeholders to have their say on the proposed allocated sites and proposed policies within the PLDP, ahead of the Plan going to Examination by a Scottish Government Reporter.

We would encourage everyone who wants to comment on the policies and proposals of the Proposed Development Plan, to take this opportunity to do so.

What happens next

Officers will process and summarise the representations made on the Proposed Local Development Plan. Any outstanding objections will be subject to examination by the Scottish Governments Planning and Environmental Appeals Division.


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