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Kate Cowey
email: CoweyKJ@Angus.gov.uk
Telephone: 01307 491883,
Mobile: 07766 500363

Who we are

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TAYplan is one of four strategic development planning authorities each covering the city-regions for Scotland’s four largest cities. They were designated by Scottish Ministers in June 2008 and are responsibile for land use planning at a strategic level.

TAYplan covers the City-regions of Dundee and Perth and is a statutory partnership of Dundee City, Angus, Perth & Kinross and Fife Councils. The TAYplan boundary covers all of Dundee City, the North Part of Fife and the majority of Angus and Perth & Kinross but excludes those part covered by the Cairngorms and the Local Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authorities (click on map to the right).

Map showing council areas within TAYplan

What we do

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TAYplan is required under Part 2 of the Planning etc (Scotland) Act 2006 to prepare and keep up to date a Strategic Development Plan for its area.

The Strategic Development Plan is a land use planning document which focuses on the big and long term issues that affect the area. Each constituent Council will prepare a Local Development Plan which must reflect the Strategic Development Plan.

To prepare the Strategic Development Plan TAYplan works very closely with staff at the four partner Councils, Scottish Government and key government agencies (see below). TAYplan also engages closely with the public, community groups and business. All have an important contribution to make in preparing and implementing the Strategic Development Plan.

How we are set up

TAYplan is a statutory partnership. This means that the four partner councils work together through the authority to prepare and keep up to date a Strategic Development Plan.

The authority is headed by a Joint Committee which is made up of three elected councillors from each of the four partner Councils. The chair of the Joint Committee rotates annually between each of the Councils. Visit our Joint Committee page to see which councillors serve on the Joint Committee.

The Joint Committee page also includes agendas, papers and minutes from Joint Committee meetings.

TAYplan has a permanent staff team of three officers who undertake the work of the authority and report to the Joint Committee. They are supported through partnership working with Scottish Government and its agencies and the four partner Councils.

Customer Standards

TAYplan prides itself on assisting its customers as best it can to find information or answer questions. Our customer standards set out the level of customer service that can be expected.


Includes agendas, committee papers, minutes and councillors serving on TAYplan.



Tells you about the TAYplan budget and accounts