Development plans and policies

Review of the Strategic Development Plan

On the 20 July 2018, the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) completed their examination into the next Strategic Development Plan (SDP2). This report considered each unresolved issue raised by representations, and made recommendations on whether modifications to the plan should be made.

The Report was submitted to the Scottish Ministers, who upon reviewing its content can approve the next Strategic Development Plan in whole or in part, with or without modifications, or they may reject it. On 16 May 2019, SESplan received notification that Scottish Ministers decided to reject the plan.

Scottish Ministers Decision Letter on Strategic Development Plan 2 (PDF)

The Plan, Examination Report and associated documents are on the SES Regional Planning website.