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Planning (Scotland) Act 2019

Preparation of local place plans

88.Paragraph 1(1) of new schedule 19 to the 1997 Act states that a community body may prepare a local place plan. Sub-paragraph (2) states that a local place plan is a proposal as to the development and use of land. Sub-paragraph (3) provides that it may also identify land and buildings that the community body considers to be of particular significance to the local area. Sub-paragraph (2)(a) sets out the matters which the community body must have regard to when preparing the local place plan, namely the local development plan for the land to which the local place plan relates, the National Planning Framework and such other matters as may be prescribed. Sub-paragraph (2)(b) sets out that a community body, when preparing a local place plan, must set out reasons for considering that the local development plan should be amended, and sub-paragraph (2)(c) that they must comply with any prescribed requirements as to the form and content of the plan and any steps which must be taken before preparing the plan.

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