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Local Development Plan (LDP) 


The LDP is currently undergoing Examination and the Council is now consulting on a number of proposed changes that have 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 has been 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 this Composite Plan does 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 will be 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 28/8/2014