Aberdeen City and Shire - Strategic Development Planning Authority

Get in touch:
Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Aberdeen, AB16 5GB
Phone: 01224 664626
Email: team@aberdeencityandshire-sdpa.gov.uk

Period for representations on Proposed Plan closed

The period for submitting representations to the Proposed Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Plan (SDP) and associated documents has now closed. The plan was published on 22 February 2013 and the closing date for representations was 5pm on Friday 12 April 2013. No new or amended representations can now accepted. The only exception to this is responses to the Action Programme which can be submitted until 10 May 2013.

The Strategic Development Planning Authority (SDPA) will now respond to all issues raised in representations to the proposed plan before submitting these with the plan to Scottish Ministers for examination. The current timetable is for responses to be agreed by the SDPA at its meeting of 19 June 2013, with submission to Scottish Ministers before the end of the month.

The new Development Plan Scheme published last month, expects the examination process to take until the end of the year, with approval of the plan by Scottish Ministers in early 2014. This is 3-6 months earlier than previously anticipated, due largely to the speed of examinations on the SDPs that have already been through this process.

More information on the development plan examination process is available from the Scottish Government:

Development Plan Examinations

Development Plan Examinations – guidance note for people who submitted representations

Circular 1/2009: Development Planning

12 April 2013


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