Unitary Development Plan

Consultation on the revised ‘Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance’ starts on 11th August

 Councillor A.J. Taylor 

Councillor A.J. Taylor.
Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Local Development Plan.

The Council is consulting on a revised version of the Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) document and we want you to have your say!

SPG is a means of setting out more detailed topic or site specific guidance on the way in which the policies of the Unitary Development Plan (UDP) will be applied in particular circumstances or areas. While only policies in the UDP have special status in determining planning applications, SPG may be taken into account as a material consideration.

The current version of the Affordable Housing SPG was adopted by the Council in July 2008. The guidance

was initially reviewed in 2010 where several amendments were made to the document in order to improve clarification. This version of the guidance has therefore been in existence for a number of years and a subsequent review of the document and its effectiveness has again highlighted the need for the document to be amended to further improve clarification.

The consultation period will run for 4 weeks, starting on Monday 11th August and ending at midnight on

Monday 8th September 2014.

Notice of Consultation on Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance

Where can I see the document?

The revised ‘Affordable Housing SPG’ is available to view or download below:

Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance (Revised August 2014)

Printed copies of the document are available for public inspection at Neath Civic Centre and Port Talbot Civic Centre.

How Can I Comment?

By E-mail to: ldp@npt.gov.uk or

By Post to: Nicola Pearce, Head of Planning, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, The Quays, Brunel Way, Baglan Energy Park, Neath, SA11 2GG.

Please Remember…

Comments received cannot be treated as confidential. All comments will be made available for public inspection and placed on this website.

The deadline for comments is midnight on Monday 8th September 2014.

For More Information

For more information can contact the Planning Policy Team direct either by telephone: [01639] 686821 or e-mail: ldp@npt.gov.uk

Alternatively you can write to us using the address above.

UDP Adoption

The Unitary Development Plan was adopted on the 26th March 2008. It is now the development plan for the whole of the Neath Port Talbot area. It replaces the West Glamorgan Structure Plan, Minerals Local Plan, and the local plans that previously covered the area.


The Notice of Adoption together with statements on the Strategic Environmental Assessment and the Habitats Directive (Appropriate Assessment) were published on the 17th April 2008.

The Notices, the adopted UDP (text and proposals maps), the SEA and Habitat Directive statements and the Development Plan Index are available on this website (see below). They are also available for inspection at libraries within the County Borough, the Neath and Port Talbot Civic Centres.

The Authority resolved on the 24th July 2008 to conclude the exercise of its powers concerning the Unitary Development Plan.

The UDP will be replaced when the new Local Development Plan is adopted.

Supplementary and Interim Planning Guidance

The following guidance was adopted on 9th July 2008 to support and explain the policies in the UDP .  All these documents aim to help explain to applicants, landowners, developers, interested groups and the community how the Authority is likely to consider proposals and the information and action that is likely to be required from applicants.

SPG / IPG downloads

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File TitleSize
Affordable Housing (Revised April 2010)451 Kb
Affordable Housing Viability Assessment Guidance Notes (Revised February 2014)62 Kb
Biodiversity1039 Kb
Developer Contributions410 Kb
Landscape566 Kb
Open Space291 Kb
Wind Turbine Development2194 Kb
Welsh Language637 Kb
Port Talbot Harbourside & Town Centre Development Framework2389 Kb

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The affordable housing SPG was revised in April 2010.
As this was just for clarification purposes external consultation was not deemed necessary.

The SPG and IPG listed above were adopted by the Authority on the 9th July as guidance supporting and explaining the policies in the UDP and the Authority’s Approach to TAN 8 : Renewable Energy.  The Authority determined that as the documents relate  to guidance and explanations and not policy, the undertaking of Strategic Environmental Assessment under the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes (Wales) Regulations 2004 was not required.

* Associated technical documents are to be found on the Associated Documents page

Adopted UDP - March 2008

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File TitleSize
Notice of Adoption14 Kb
Adopted UDP - Text1164 Kb
Adopted UDP - Proposals Map8426 Kb
Map 12413 Kb
Map 21285 Kb
Map 3958 Kb
Map 41732 Kb
Map 52113 Kb
Map 61349 Kb
Map 7807 Kb
Map 81136 Kb
Map 91770 Kb
Map 10 and KEY210 Kb
Maps 11 - 141003 Kb
District Maps5976 Kb
Statement - Strategic Environmental Assessment13 Kb
Statement - Habitats Directive (Appropriate Assessment)13 Kb
Development Plan index105 Kb

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