Aberdeen City and Shire - Strategic Development Planning Authority

Get in touch:
Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Aberdeen, AB16 5GB
Phone: 01224 664626
Email: team@aberdeencityandshire-sdpa.gov.uk

Welcome to the Aberdeen City and Shire SDPA

The Strategic Development Planning Authority (SDPA) is a partnership between Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils and has a key role in guiding development over the next 25 years. Our vision is to create an even more exciting, modern and sustainable European city region - an excellent place to live, visit and do business.

The SDPA was formed in 2008 and is one of 4 city-region planning authorities in Scotland. Our primary role is to prepare and keep up-to-date a strategic development plan, engaging with both stakeholders and communities - all with an interest in the future of the area.

The Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Plan was approved by Scottish Ministers on 28 March 2014.

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What's New

12 December 2014
Strategic Transport Fund Consultation

3 September 2014
Staff Vacancy

2 July 2014
Planner / Senior Planner Vacancy

30 June 2014
Generous supply of housing land evidenced

23 June 2014
National Planning Framework 3 and Scottish Planning Policy Published Today

11 April 2014
Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Plan - Published Today

28 March 2014
Scottish Ministers Approve Strategic Development Plan

18 March 2014
Scottish Parliament debate Proposed NPF3

4 February 2014
SDPA respond to Scottish Parliament on Proposed National Planning Framework 3

4 February 2014
Sharp rise in new office development reported

21 January 2014
Strategic Development Plan examination report welcomed

15 January 2014
Aberdeen City Council Publish Local Development Plan Main Issues Report for Consultation

15 January 2014
Proposed National Planning Framework 3 published by the Scottish Government

20 November 2013
Scottish Government starts review of strategic development plans

18 November 2013
SDP Examination Update

15 November 2013
University of Aberdeen library scoops top planning award

31 October 2013
Aberdeenshire Council Publish Local Development Plan Main Issues Report for Consultation

20 August 2013
Planning Scotland's Seas: Consultation Events

26 July 2013
Appointment of Reporters to examine the Proposed Strategic Development Plan

11 July 2013
Submission of Aberdeen City and Shire Proposed Plan to Scottish Ministers

21 June 2013
Innovation Award for Strategic Transport Fund

2 May 2013
Consultation on two nationally significant documents begins

12 April 2013
Period for representations on Proposed Plan closed

5 April 2013
One week to go for Proposed Plan representations

28 March 2013
Development Plan Scheme Published

19 March 2013
Updated representation form published

22 February 2013
Proposed Strategic Development Plan published for representations

15 February 2013
Proposed Strategic Development Plan - Publication Update 2

1 February 2013
Proposed Strategic Development Plan - Publication update

19 December 2012
Proposed Strategic Development Plan Ratified by Aberdeen City Council

18 December 2012
SDPA welcomes Aberdeen City and Shire growth

26 November 2012
Proposed SDP Ratification and Consultation

12 November 2012
Scottish Government Engagement on National Planning Framework 3 (14 November, Aberdeen)

5 November 2012
Special Meeting to Consider Proposed Strategic Development Plan

20 September 2012
SDPA meet to consider Proposed Strategic Development Plan

21 August 2012
Planner / Senior Planner Vacancy

27 April 2012
Aberdeenshire Council vote to adopt Local Development Plan

22 March 2012
Main Issues Report - Consultation Report Published

22 March 2012
Supplementary Planning Guidance ratified

21 March 2012
The Big Picture - Leaflet and Video now available

20 March 2012
Development Plan Scheme Published

13 March 2012
SDPA hail AWPR judgment

3 February 2012
Aberdeen City Council ratify strategic transport fund SPG

26 January 2012
Aberdeen City Council vote to adopt Local Development Plan

29 December 2011
Consultation on North-east future closes next week

23 December 2011
Main Issues Report - Two weeks left to give us your views

7 December 2011
Main Issues Report Consultation Events

7 October2011
Main Issues Report and Supplementary Guidance Published

23 September 2011
Main Issues Report and Supplementary Guidance Approved for Consultation

19 September 2011
Committee Reports Published

12 August 2011
Annual Report 2010/11 Published

1 June 2011
Housing Need and Demand Assessment Update 'robust and credible'

1 June 2011
Work Underway on First Strategic Development Plan

3 May 2011
Population of Aberdeen City and Shire Continues to Grow

28 April 2011
New Development Fit for the 21st Century

31 March 2011
Development Plan Scheme Published

15 March 2011
Award-winning development demonstrates structure plan vision