Aberdeen City and Shire - Strategic Development Planning Authority

Get in touch:
Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB15 5GB
Phone: 01224 664626
Email: team@aberdeencityandshire-sdpa.gov.uk

Main Issues Report

The Aberdeen City and Shire Structure Plan was approved by Scottish Ministers in August 2009 and set out an ambitious vision for the future development of the area.

We have started to review that document and a Main Issues Report has now been published for consultation.

Although we think most of the structure plan is still fit for purpose, we have identified a number of areas where we might need to change it, including:

• sustainable economic growth (transport and digital infrastructure);

• facilitating development (financing new infrastructure and a strategic transport fund);

• resource efficiency (waste management infrastructure, carbon neutrality and water efficiency); and

• new proposals which support the plan's vision (carbon capture and storage, offshore electricity transmission and transport interventions).

An Environmental Report has also been published which identifies, describes and evaluates the likely significant effects on the environment of the options presented in the Main Issues Report.

This is your main opportunity to influence the content of the new strategic development plan, before any decisions have been made.

The Main Issues Report and associated documents are available below or on request from the SDPA. They are also available to consult at public libraries and planning offices throughout the area during normal opening times. You should send your response to the Main Issues Report (or the associated reports and assessments) to reach us by 6 January 2012.


Main Issues Report (Questions) (Audio - MP3, 28Mb)

Monitoring Statement

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Habitats Regulations Assessment

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment
Climate Change Study
Housing Need and Demand Assessment
Transport Background Paper
Equalities and Human Rights Impact Assessment
Structure Plan Risk Assessment