Delivering development - delivery programme

As a requirement of the development planning process, we have prepared an action programme to accompany the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2023 which was adopted on 13th January 2023.

The delivery programme supports delivery of the Local Development Plan and serves as a project management tool to implement the strategy of the plan. The delivery programme identifies what is required to deliver the policies and proposals within the plan, the stakeholders responsible for the delivery of the identified actions and timescales involved.

The delivery programme is a live document to reflect the continuous process of implementation. Therefore if landowners or developers have further information on the delivery of their site or wish to update on progress then please keep the delivery team informed so we can reflect this in the delivery programme. Updated information on sites can be provided at any time.

View the current and previous Local Development Plan delivery programmes.

Housing site prospectus  

The housing site prospectus has been produced by the Delivery team to showcase sites available for development in the area. It has been designed to accompany the 2017 Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan and gives an overview of more than 60 individual sites, including settlement information, photographs and delivery considerations necessary to bring a site forward. 

Employment land prospectus

The employment land prospectus, developed by the Delivery team, identifies longer-term available employment land sites across Aberdeenshire. The prospectus shows key information on individual sites. It is divided into two sections; sites ranging from 2ha to 20ha and those above 20ha.

Masterplan Consent Areas 

Masterplan Consent Areas (MCAs) were introduced as part of the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019. This lets planning authorities prepare MCA schemes for particular areas, which work as an upfront consenting mechanism. This means development, that is in accordance with the agreed scheme, can be brought forward without the need necessarily for a planning application.


If you have any queries regarding any of the information contained within the delivery programme, or if you are a developer or landowner looking to bring forward any development site(s) and require any assistance or guidance then contact:

Delivery team