The Strategic Development Planning Authority (SDPA) is a partnership between Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils 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 for the area which has a key role in guiding development over the next 25 years. We do this by engaging with both stakeholders and communities - all with an interest in the future of the area.