Local Development Plan (FIFEplan)

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

FIFEplan process diagramThe 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.

A diary of consultation as FIFEplan has progressed can be viewed here.

Further information

The Development Plan Update (e-bulletin): Sign up to regular email updates on the progress of Fife's Development Plan. Click here to register.

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: fife.devplan@fife.gov.uk


Twitter: Follow us at @FifePlanning

The Local Development Plan Exchange: The exchange provides an opportunity for informal comments to be made. If you are interested in joining the LDP Exchange you can register your interest at www.fifedirect.org.uk/registerldpexchange. The Local Development Plan Exchange is not a decision making group and does not get involved in detailed site issues.

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