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National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4)

NPF4 is prepared and adopted by Scottish Government. It provides national planning policies that guide the preparation of local development plans and provide the policy context for determination of planning applications. The policies are applied in conjunction with those in the local development plan.

Angus Local Development Plan (ALDP)

The ALDP provides guidance on what and where development will or will not be allowed. It covers housing, employment, retail, transport, recreation and built and natural heritage.

The ALDP provides the framework against which planning applications are assessed. The ALDP is reviewed every five years. The latest version was adopted in September 2016.

Supplementary guidance

This supports the ALDP and is an important consideration in the determination of planning applications.

Development proposals within the boundary of the Cairngorms National Park are assessed against the policies in NPF4 and in the Cairngorms National Park Local Development Plan

Preparation and review of the Local Development Plan

The Angus Development Plan Scheme sets out our programme for preparing Angus Plan our next LDP. The scheme is updated annually.

Action programme

The Angus Local Development Plan Action Programme identifies the actions needed to implement the policies and proposals of the ALDP.

Implementation of the Plan is a continuous process. The action programme is monitored regularly with a formal update published every two years until the Plan is replaced. The latest Action Programme was published in December 2022.

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