What is the Council looking to do?

Rhondda Cynon Taf is hoping to simplify the planning process on Treforest Industrial Estate and Parc Nantgarw. This can be achieved by adopting a ‘Local Development Order’ (LDO).

What is a Local Development Order?

An LDO would remove the need for a formal planning permission for certain developments within the boundary shown. This could include alterations to sites and buildings, changes of use or new developments. These would still be subject to certain conditions to ensure they meet an acceptable standard.

What benefits could a Local Development Order have?

The proposed LDO aims to support business and promote regeneration within the Estate, and help boost the local economy. It can do this by increasing the certainty and speed of the planning process, and reducing associated costs. This is to make it easier for existing businesses to adapt or extend their premises and encourage new businesses to locate here.

Current LDO Stage

Consultation on the proposed Treforest Industrial Estate and Parc Nantgarw Local Development Order 14th January – 12th February 2016

Following an “informal” consultation exercise in July-August 2015, to seek views on the content of a potential Local Development Order (LDO), an LDO has now been drafted.

A further consultation exercise is now taking place on the draft LDO, and the Council is again seeking views on the document.

The LDO would grant planning permission, subject to exclusions, limitations and conditions for the developments specified by the LDO. It would therefore remove the need for formal planning applications for certain developments, with the aim of encouraging further development on Treforest Industrial Estate and Parc Nantgarw.

A copy of the draft order and statement of the Local Planning Authority's reasons for making the order are available for inspection at Sardis House, Sardis Road, Pontypridd, CF3 1QA, Monday to Friday from 9am until 4pm, and are published on the Local Planning Authority's website here: Draft Treforest Industrial Estate and Parc Nantgarw Local Development Order ,as part of a consultation document.

The reasons for proposing the Order and the extent of development proposed within it are contained within the Statement of Reasons at Appendix 1.

A copy of the draft LDO is contained within Appendix 2.

A summary of the informal consultation responses is contained within Appendix 3.

All comments should be submitted in writing by Friday 12th February 2016.

Comments can be submitted by email to planningservices@rctcbc.gov.uk, or by post to Rhondda Cynon Taf, Planning Services, Sardis House, Sardis Road, Pontypridd, CF37 1DU.

Following the statutory consultation, the comments received will be considered and revisions made where appropriate. The LDO then requires the approval of the Council's Cabinet and the Welsh Ministers prior to adoption. It is intended that the LDO will be adopted in 2016, subject to the consultation responses received.

For further information please contact Helen Winsall

Tel: 01443 494721
E-mail: helen.e.winsall@rctcbc.gov.uk.

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