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Local Development Plan (FIFEplan)

We're currently inviting communities to create Local Place Plans, which will help shape the next Local Development Plan. For more information, please visit our Invitation to create Local Place Plans page.

Fife Council adopted FIFEplan (Fife’s Local Development Plan) on 21 September 2017.  It now forms part of Fife’s Development Plan replacing previous local plans for West Fife, Mid Fife and East Fife.

FIFEplan sets out the planning policies and proposals for the development and use of land across Fife. Our focus now is working with the development sector, communities and other stakeholders to deliver the plan’s proposals for new development and the infrastructure for growth.

FIFEplan is supported by:

  • Supplementary Guidance which explains in greater detail how planning policies will be used.
  • An Action Programme which identifies what is required to deliver the Local Development Plan, the expected timescales and who is responsible for delivery.

Preparation of the Local Development Plan:

The Local Development Plan preparation process included a series of consultations from early 2012 to late 2014. An Examination held from September 2015 concluded with the publication of an Examination Report in November 2016. In  February 2017 Fife Council's Executive Committee accepted the modifications proposed in the Examination Report.

In June 2017 Scottish Ministers requested Fife Council make two further modifications to FIFEplan. Fife Council’s Economy, Tourism, Transportation & Strategic Planning Committee agreed in July 2017 to make these modifications and subsequently adopted the plan on 21 September 2017.

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Contact us:

  • Phone: Any member of our team will be happy to speak to you about FIFEplan. Call 03451 55 11 22 and ask to speak to someone in the Development Plan team
  • Email:

Twitter: Follow us at @FifePlanning

Planning Aid Scotland

PAS offers a free, impartial and confidential planning advice service, provided by specialist volunteers, all of whom are chartered planners. Please click here to access advice.

PAS helps individuals and community groups to get involved in the planning system in an impartial, open and inclusive way.

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