The Council has a number of planning guidance documents and other useful information. These documents are listed below with links to electronic versions where available. Documents marked (*) are not available as an electronic version. You can obtain copies/view these documents by contacting Forward Planning.

Local Development Plan (Proposed Plan)

Planning Guidance

Renewable Energy (draft), 2016

Our Green Network, 2015

Residential Development: Principles for Good Design, 2014

Other Planning Guidance

Dumbarton Waterfront Path Planning Guidance 2017

Clydebank Business Park Planning Guidance 2017

Pay Day Lending & Betting Shops, 2016

Commuted Payments for Parking 2015

Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Antonine Wall) World Heritage Site, 2011

Alexandria Town Centre Masterplan, 2008*

Clydebank Design Guidelines (Page and Park), 2003*

Other Useful Information

Kirktonhill Conservation Area Appraisal March 2016

Kilpatrick Hills Local Landscape Area: Statement of Importance, 2015

Clydebank Charrette report, 2015

Dumbarton Rock & Castle Charrette Report, 2015

Bowling Basin Charrette Report 2014

Dumbarton Town Centre & Waterfront – Revised Urban Strategy, 2014

Clydebank Retail Strategy, January 2012*

Alexandria Streetscape Design Guide, 2007*

Dumbarton Town Centre Public Realm Design Guide, 2001*

Clyde Riverside Masterplan, 2000*

Protocols on Facilitating Appropriate Development on Key Development Sites

Protocol 1: Pre-Application Advice

Protocol 2: Liaison Meetings

Protocol 3: Elected Member Involvement in Pre-application Discussions

Protocol 4: Planning Processing Agreements 

Development Management Advice Notes and Design Guides

Can be found on our Householder Guidance Notes page covering:

  • Fences, walls, enclosures
  • Driveways
  • Decking
  • Satellite Dishes
  • Extensions & Conservatories
  • Domestic Garages & Garden Outbuildings
  • Porches
  • Dormers & Velux Windows
  • Shopfront Design Guide