LDP2 Evidence Report Place Standard Tool

Closes 28 Jun 2024

Opened 15 Mar 2024


Clackmannanshire Local Development Plan Review Commences

The Local Development Plan (LDP) is prepared by the Council following engagement with the public and any other interested parties. It is a collaborative plan which shows how local places will change into the future, including where development should and should not happen.

It must also take account of the National Planning Framework (NPF4), which has been prepared by the Scottish Government and includes national policies, which the LDP can expand upon to fit with local circumstances, if required.
Clackmannanshire Council are embarking on a new Clackmannanshire Local Development Plan (LDP2).

We therefore need to understand the thoughts, priorities and ideas of those who live, work, or have an interest in Clackmannanshire.

We will be doing this is through the use of an Online Place Standard Tool. The Place Standard tool lets communities, public agencies, voluntary groups, local businesses and individuals identify those aspects of a place that need to be targeted to improve people's health, wellbeing and quality of life. The tool should take between 10-15 minutes to complete and includes the opportunity to add comments.

The Place Standard tool’s questionnaire format allows you to think about and assess:
·    the physical environment - the buildings, streets, public spaces and natural spaces that make up a place
·    the social environment - the relationships, social contact and support networks that make up a community.

It asks 14 questions about the physical and social elements of a place. Questions relate to themes, which can be seen around the outer rim of the diagram below. Participants answer by scoring from 1 to 7, where 1 means there is a lot of room for improvement and 7 means there is very little room for improvement.

Results are plotted on the diagram with the points closer to the centre representing those areas most in need of improvement while those towards the edge are strengths.

We hope to reach a wide and varied audience, and there are different versions of the place Standard Tool which have been tailored to different audiences, including a Young Peoples’ Version (aimed at young people aged 12 and over) and a Children’s Version (aimed at children aged 6-12).

The tool is available online – LDP2 Evidence Report Place Standard Tool. Paper copies of the Young Peoples’ Version, Children’s Version, original version and resources for groups to carry out the exercise are available by e-mailing devplan@clacks.gov.uk. Please also use this e-mail address if you have any questions about how to access or use the tool or  about the Local Development Plan Review process in general. If you are carrying out the exercise as a group and would like somebody from the Council to be present if we may also be able to accommodate this, resources permitting.

We hope to get responses in by Friday 28th June 2024.

Thank you in advance for taking part and ‘Being The Future’.

Why your views matter

Your views will help to inform the direction and content of the next Local Development Plan for Clackmannanshire - LDP2


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Planning