The current East Ayrshire Local Development Plan (2017)
includes a large Local Landscape Area (LLA), previously described as Sensitive Landscape Area.
The LLA is considered a valuable and important landscape within East Ayrshire. In total it covers nearly 37% of the local authority area and takes in the Doon Valley, Southern Uplands and much of the River Ayr.
East Ayrshire Council is now preparing a new Local Development Plan in conjunction with LDA Design
and is reviewing the LLA (see a high resolution map here)
to see if it should:
- remain as it is
- be expanded
- be reduced
- be amended
Wind energy, surface coal mining and other development, such as housing and infrastructure are affecting the character and integrity of the LLA.
We want to know how local people feel about the local landscape area. For this reason we are asking for your comments on the existing LLA area and to what extent you value the LLA for:
- generally being outdoors
- health and wellbeing
- the landscape and views
And we what to know if you feel that:
- the quality of the landscapes are important for tourism and an economic resource
- there has been erosion of the landscape quality and character within the LLA
- there are areas that have been improved through development and/or community activities.
This survey will close on Friday 26 March 2021