Strategic Planning

How Strategic Planning Works

Strategic Planning is the process by which all Councils in Scotland decide how much development is required within their areas and where this development should go. When we talk about development, we are mainly talking about house building, although the community campuses such as the one in Kinross include facilities for residents such as health centres and schools etc.

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Fossoway Community Strategy Group

A vital mechanism for influencing where housebuilding will be permitted is the Fossoway Community Strategy Group, which was established by Councillor Michael Barnacle in 2005 following the recommendation of the Planning Reporter dealing with the Local Plan Enquiry and represents the views of the community based on feedback from questionnaires, public meetings and other representations.

You may have responded to the questionnaire survey on the future development of Fossoway that was conducted by the group. Because the group operates democratically, taking account of the views of local residents, its recommendations carry significant weight with the Council Planners. Click on the link to view the results of the Community Consultation.

Strategic Development Plan

The Strategic Development Plan covers the period up to 2032 and is currently being developed. The Plan covers the "Dundee City Region", which includes Dundee, Angus, North/East Fife and Perth & Kinross.

To produce the new Strategic Development Plan, a new "Strategic Development Plan Authority" has been set up. This new authority goes by the name of "TAYPLAN" and recently held a public consultation to raise awareness and find out what people think the key cross-boundary planning issues are. You can visit the TAYPLAN website to find out more and to register your interest in order to be kept up to date with progress.

Local Development Plan for Perth & Kinross

Perth & Kinross Council has also started work on the new Local Plan, which will cover the entire Perth & Kinross Council Area, and it is important that you do not miss your chance to have your say. Although the final plan will not be published until the back end of 2014, there are pre-defined stages at which your views will be invited. The first opportunity to have your say (the so-called "pre-Main Issues Report consultation") closed on 30 June 2009.

The comments received by the Council up to the end of June have been used by them to produce the Main Issues Report. The Main Issues Report sets out Perth & Kinross Council's general proposals for development in the area. Details of the representations received by Perth & Kinross Council in relation to land use issues and proposed sites in the Kinross area are available on the Council's website.

Consultation on the Main Issues Report began on 8 Oct 2010 for 14 weeks until 14 Jan 2011 (Note: The deadline was extended until 11 Feb 2011 and has now closed).

Perth & Kinross Council wrote a Development Plan Scheme, which outlines the process for producing the new plan.

They are now consulting on the Proposed Local Development Plan

Remember - Make Your Views Known to the Decision Makers! - Take Action!

If you do not make your views known, Perth & Kinross Council can only assume that you agree with any proposals put to them. It is important that you make your local Councillors and the PKC Planners aware of your views so they are better able to take account of them during this important time. The earlier the decision makers are aware of your concerns the better able they are to take them into account.

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