Adoption of ambitious new Local Development Plan for Aberdeen

Following a significant amount of public consultation, a new five-year Local Development Plan for Aberdeen has been given the seal of approval.

Aberdeen City Council is the first in Scotland to deliver a second Local Development Plan, which will reform the planning and development services and offer a firm foundation for investment in the city.

The Plan was approved by Scottish Ministers and formally adopted by the Council on Friday, 20 January 2017.

The new Local Development Plan will provide a firm foundation for investment in Aberdeen, and allow our city to continue to grow in a sustainable manner.

Future development sites and the scale of development expected on each of the identified sites are mapped out.

And expectations of high quality design and infrastructure delivery by developers are also identified for major sites such as Grandhome, Newhills and Countesswells.

The Plan emphasises the need for masterplans to be drawn up and the importance of local community involvement.

Aberdeen City Council Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said: “In 2012, we were the first Scottish local authority to deliver a Local Development Plan and are now the first to adopt a second.

“This shows our dedication and ambitions to improve our planning processes and create new possibilities on how we can make Aberdeen an attractive, prosperous and sustainable place in which to live, visit and do business.

“The Plan will ensure that developments are encouraged in the right places, are efficient and make the best use of our existing resources.”

Residents who wish to view the Plan can do so at:

  • All public libraries in Aberdeen
  • Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen (8.30am to 5.00pm, Mon-Fri).
  • On our website