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Local Development Plan (LDP) 


Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan – Adopted

On the 10 December 2014 the Council resolved to formally adopt the 'Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan' (LDP) which now supersedes previous adopted Unitary Development Plan.  Reference should be made to the report to Council on the 10 December in respect of the LDP’s content pending the publication of an interim composite version of the adopted LDP which will appear here shortly.

Inspectors Report on the Examination Into the Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan

The report of the Independent Inspector, Rebecca Phillips, BA (Hons) Msc DipM MCIM MRTPI, on the Examination into the Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan (LDP) 2006-2021 has been by received by the Council.

Received on the 16 October 2014, the Inspector's Report is available to view, and for inspection free of charge at the Council’s Customer Service Centres, Planning Offices, public Libraries, during normal opening hours.

The Inspector has concluded that, with the recommended changes outlined in her report incorporated into the LDP, the Plan satisfies the requirements of Section 64 (5) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and meets the tests of soundness set out in LDP Wales.

The Council must now adopt the Plan – this is required to take place within 8 weeks of the date of receipt of the Inspector's report.

When adopted, the Carmarthenshire LDP will become the Development Plan for Carmarthenshire (excluding that part contained within the Brecon Beacons National Park) and will provide a basis for decisions on land use planning in this area. It will supersede the Carmarthenshire Unitary Development Plan (2001 – 2016).

Inspector's Report Covering Letter 16.10.2014 - pdf 115 kb

Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan Report 16.10.2014 - pdf 697 kb

Appendix A - The Council’s proposed changes recommended by the Inspector – Written Statement, Addendum 1 and Addendum 2 - pdf 1935 kb

Appendix B - The Council’s proposed changes recommended by the Inspector – Schedule of MACs Appendix 7: MAC157 Monitoring Framework - pdf 362 kb

Appendix C1 - Growth Areas  - pdf 1454 kb

Appendix C2 - Service Centres, Local Service Centres - pdf 2717 kb

Appendix C3 - Sustainable Communities - pdf 5473 kb
Appendix C4 - Proposals Map - pdf 3630 kb

Appendix D - Changes Recommended by the Inspector - pdf 48 kb

The LDP underwent an Examination and the Council consulted on a number of proposed changes that emerged as a result of Matters Arising during Hearing Sessions of the Examination.  These can be viewed on the Matters Arising Changes page.

A further addendum item has been published to the Schedule of Matters Arising Changes and can be viewed on the Matters Arising Changes page. 

The Composite Plan was produced by Carmarthenshire County Council following a request by the Inspector. The Composite Plan incorporates the Focussed Changes to the Deposit LDP. Please note that the Composite Plan did not form part of the LDP Examination and is purely a reference document to assist the reader. It is the Deposit LDP and Schedule of Focussed Changes that were considered at the Examination.

Please click here to view the Composite Plan

Submission of the Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan

Following a decision at its meeting on the 12 June 2013, Carmarthenshire County Council has submitted its proposals for the Local Development Plan (LDP) to the Welsh Government for Public Examination in accordance with The Town and Country Planning (Local Development Plan) (Wales) Regulations 2005 (Regulation 22).

Documents submitted to the Welsh Government also include the Sustainability Appraisal Report, Habitats Regulations Assessment Report and other background evidence papers as well as any representations made at the Deposit Plan and Alternative Sites stages of plan preparation.

The list of submission documents is available to view here
The formal Notice of Submission is available to view here

An addendum to Submission Document CSD4 has been added to the List of LDP Submission Documents

The Council has commenced work on the preparation of the Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan (LDP).

The LDP will set out the Authority’s policies and proposals for the future development and use of land within its administrative area. Upon adoption, the LDP will supersede the existing Unitary Development Plan (UDP), with decisions on planning applications primarily based on its content. It therefore provides a measure of certainty about what kind of development will, and will not, be permitted in particular locations during the plan period.

The requirement for Councils to prepare a LDP is set out in the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The aim of the new plans is to make the development plan system more relevant, inclusive and engaging to local communities and to encourage a collaborative approach to plan preparation involving the voluntary, public and private sectors, which should result in a plan based on consensus.  The LDP process is also intended to result in a faster plan making system than that seen under the previous development plans.

The LDP will set out the Authority’s proposals and policies for future development and use of land in the area. Once adopted, decisions on planning permissions will be mostly based on the LDP. Further guidance on the Carmarthenshire LDP, it’s preparatory process, as well as current and past consultations can be found on these web pages. More guidance on LDPs can also be found on the Welsh Assembly’s website.

The deposit LDP documents were published for consultation from the 22 June 2011 and are available on the Deposit Local Development Plan webpage.  The final date for receipt of comments was 19 August 2011 at 4:30pm.

The ‘Alternative Sites’ (Site Allocation Representations) submitted in respect of the Deposit LDP were published for consultation from 25 April to 4:30 on the 8 June 2012.  

Please click here to access the Alternative Sites page.

The Representations received in respect of the non site specific (referred to as Policy) representations to the Deposit LDP as well as those in respect of the Sustainability Appraisal Report and the Habitat Regulations Assessment are also available to view via the Carmarthenshire Deposit Local Development Plan page by clicking here.  It should be noted that the publication of these representations is not part of the ‘Alternative Site’ consultation and their content is not open for comment.  

Contact Details 

Forward Planning Section, Planning Services, 8 Spilman Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1JY

Email: forward.planning@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

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The Local Development Plan will be very important when making planning decisions 
Page last updated on 11/12/2014