Local Place Plans Survey

Closed 30 Sep 2022

Opened 26 Feb 2021

Results updated 24 Jan 2023

A consultation report has been prepared providing an overview of the five responses to the Local Place Plans Survey. This report can be downloaded from the below link.

Please note the invitation to prepare local place plans is now expected to be published in early 2023 (not 2022 as stated below). The invitation will be accompanied by an updated guide which will set out more information on the assistance available for preparing local place plans. In the meantime, if you have any questions about local place plans, then please contact the Council’s Development Plans Team by email (ldp@falkirk.gov.uk) or by telephoning 01324 504950.




Local place plans (LPP) are a new type of community led land-use plan, recently introduced by Section 14 of the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019. They give community bodies the opportunity to devise proposals for the development and use of land in their local area and also help reach a shared view on what changes local people would want to see in their area and the Falkirk Local Development Plan. Plans may vary in scope dealing with a range of planning issues or sites, or just focus on one issue or site. They can contain physical proposals from new homes and facilities to improvements to local open spaces, wildlife, active travel links, built heritage, town centres and so on. Proposals are shown on a map along with the locations of buildings and land that the community feel are important.

Local places plans are prepared by community bodies. These are broadly defined as established community councils,  or groups in the community that have a written constitution. 

We have published an interim brief guide, helping community bodies decide whether preparing a LPP is the right thing for them. The guide summaries the stages involved in preparing a LPP as well as providing sources of further advice and information. 

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Why your views matter

We want to know the level of local interest in LPPs and what non-financial support community bodies would like to prepare a plan. Your response to the survey will be help develop Falkirk Council's package of assistance for local place plans.

In 2022, we expect to issue an invitation to communities to prepare a LPP. This invitation will provide information on the assistance available. It will aslo set a date by which LPPs should be submitted to the council to be taken into account within the preparation of third Falkirk Local Development Plan. This date is likely to be sometime in 2024. However, community bodies do not need to wait for the invitation to get started on their LPPs. 

For further information on how the information you provide will be used, please read our privacy notice.

Clicking on the "agree" button below indicates that:

  • you have read the privacy notice
  • you agree to take part

What happens next

The survey consultation is now closed and your feeback is being analysed to infom Falkirk Council's assistance to community bodies preparing a local place plan in the future.The nature of the council's assistance will be set out in the invitation to prepare local place plans which is expected to be issued to communities in 2022.


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