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A public consultation has been launched into the proposed Outer Hebrides Local Development Plan (LDP).


The wider community is being invited to comment on the plan which forms the Comhairle’s approach to the development of land in the Outer Hebrides over the next 20 years.


Communities groups, organisations, businesses and individuals are encouraged to have their say.


The plan documents are available online at


The plan is also available in libraries, at council area offices and other community locations.


The plan represents the Comhairle’s settled view as to what the final content of the adopted plan should be.


The LDP’s main purpose is to set out the Policies the Comhairle will use for assessing planning applications.


The council said the proposals also confirms the principle of development on a number of sites proposed for housing, economic development, mixed use, environment and infrastructure use. All occupiers and neighbours within 20 metres of land affected by proposals in the plan have been notified as part of the consultation process.


Following the consultation period, the proposed plan will be sent to the Scottish Government along with any unresolved issues, and passed for independent examination by a government appointed person.


The appointed person will look at any outstanding objections and make recommendations based on their findings.


The consultation runs until 10 March.


Local development plan consultation underway

17 January 2017