The Council is progressing its evidence gathering with a view to approving an Evidence Report and submitting for the Gatecheck examination in the first half of 2024. As part of this, they intend to consult on a range of Topic Papers early in 2024. The Topic Papers will form the basis for the Evidence Report.
A major part of evidence gathering was the ‘Tell us about Your Place’ survey which the Council undertook with communities between February and June. They received an excellent response and have now analysed the findings which they intend to publish in the near future.
They will also be doing the annual refresh of the Development Plan Scheme. This sets out the programme for LDP3 and proposals for engaging with people. If you have any comments on these plans for participation in the current document, you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning Performance Framework
The Council’s annual Planning Performance Framework was submitted to the Scottish Government in July. It highlights work done across planning in Falkirk during the year 2022-23, including case studies of key projects.
Housing Land Audit
The latest Housing Land Audit for the area has been published. This provides a snap shot of all housing sites which are allocated in the LDP or have planning permission, including estimated programming.
We are now required to prepare and publish a list of people interested in self-build housing in the Falkirk Council area. This will help us understand the demand for self-build plots in the area and to develop policies and guidance where necessary. A survey has been set up to gather information on interest in self-build plots which can be found here: