Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council are required by law to prepare and maintain a Local Development Plan (LDP). The current LDP (2006 – 2021) was adopted in 2011 and was subject to a full Review in 2019. The findings of the associated Review Report concluded that the Council should commence a full Revision of the LDP.
The first key stage of the Revised LDP is to write a Delivery Agreement for its preparation. The Delivery Agreement is split into two key parts:
- The Timetable for the project management of the Revised LDP, setting out the statutory stages of the plan making process and when we have committed for them to take place. This also determines and evidences the availability of the necessary budgetary and staff resources that are required to prepare the Plan.
- The Community Involvement Scheme (CIS) then sets out the principles, strategy and mechanisms for early, continuous and broad stakeholder involvement in the preparation of the Revised LDP. The CIS shows how, who, and when the Local Planning Authority will seek the involvement and engagement of these stakeholders. This will include, but certainly not be restricted to, the general public, community groups, commercial developers and public bodies and service providers alike.
On 9th March 2022, Council approved a Delivery Agreement for a Revised LDP 2022 - 2037, with a start date of April 2022. It was then subsequently approved by Welsh Government on 13th April to allow preparation to formally commence. The DA sets out a 3.5 year process to adoption in October 2025, with a plan end date of December 31st 2037, as follows;
Preparation of the Pre-Deposit Stage of the Revised LDP including the Preferred Strategy
From April 2022
|Consultation on the Preferred Strategy
|Preparation of the Deposit Revised LDP
||From August 2023
|Consultation on the Deposit Revised LDP
|Submit Revised LDP to Welsh Government
For further information on the Revised LDP, please contact the Planning Policy Team as below. It would be preferable to receive contact via email, as follows;
The team are based at the following address, although some working from home practises are in place. Communication via post may be subject to an element of delay.
If you wish to view a hard copy of the document, this is available to view at our libraries and One4All centres. A copy of the document is also available for inspection at our principal office at Sardis House Pontypridd during normal office hours, subject to prior appointment.
Planning Policy Team
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Tel: 01443 281129