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Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Local Development
Message from Cllr. Anthony J.Taylor
Local Development Plan Latest News
Consultation on the 'Schedule of Proposed Focussed Changes'
starts on the 2nd September.
The Council is consulting on a small number of proposed
‘focussed changes’ to the Deposit LDP and we want you to have your
The focussed changes represent logical and rational amendments
to the Deposit LDP, reflecting key pieces of evidence, but only
affecting limited parts of the Plan.
The consultation period will run for 6 weeks, starting
on Tuesday 2nd September and ending at midnight on Monday 13th
Notice of Focussed
Changes to a Local Development Plan
The Council carried out a public consultation on the
Deposit LDP in 2013 and
on the Register of Alternative
Sites in early 2014. Following consideration of the
comments received and new information that has emerged since the
consultations, the Council considers it appropriate to recommend a
small number of focussed changes to the Deposit Plan to ensure that
the Plan is coherent, consistent and sound.
The proposed changes are set out in the ‘Schedule of Proposed
Focussed Changes’ and the Council welcomes your comments on these.
Everybody and any organisations interested in the future
development of Neath Port Talbot are invited to take part.
It is important to note that comments made at this stage
can only address and relate to the proposed Focussed
Changes. This consultation is not therefore an opportunity
to add to previous comments or to make new comments on parts of the
original Deposit LDP which are not subject to change. Any such
comments will be disregarded as they should have been made during
earlier stages of Plan preparation.
Where can I see the documents?
The ‘Schedule of Proposed Focussed Changes’ is available to view
or download below:
of Proposed Focussed Changes (September 2014)
The proposed changes need to be assessed in the same way as the
original Plan proposals and therefore need to be subject to
Sustainability Appraisal (SA) incorporating Strategic Environmental
Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA) in the
The following documents set out the way in which this process
has been carried out and the conclusions reached:
Appraisal of Proposed Focussed Changes (September
Regulations Appraisal: Assessment of Proposed Focussed Changes
Printed copies of the documents are available for public
inspection at Neath Civic Centre, Port Talbot Civic Centre and any
of the libraries across the County Borough.
The ‘Growth Strategy Supplementary Paper’, available to view or
download below, provides further clarification for the proposed
focussed changes in relation to the revised housing provision:
Changes: Growth Strategy Supplementary Paper
How Can I Comment?
Comments (or representations) can be submitted
directly online using the following link:
Consultation – just click on the ‘Schedule’ and you
can fill in the comment boxes throughout the document.
Alternatively, comments can be submitted directly online at any of
the Council’s Civic Centres or libraries where staff are happy to
By E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Post to: Nicola Pearce, Head of Planning, Neath Port
Talbot County Borough Council, The Quays, Brunel Way, Baglan Energy
Park, Neath, SA11 2GG.
If you wish to submit comments via e-mail or post,
you will need to use the following ‘Focussed Change Representation
Change Representation Form
Comments made at this stage can only address and relate to the
proposed Focussed Changes. 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 13th
October 2014. Comments received after the deadline will not be
What Happens Next?
During the week beginning 29th September 2014, the Deposit LDP,
along with all comments received during the consultation stages,
will be submitted to the Welsh Government who will appoint a
Planning Inspector to carry out an independent Examination of the
Plan in public.
The examination will consider whether the LDP is based on sound
information and thinking and whether the views of those with
concerns about the Plan have been taken into account.
It is anticipated that the Examination in Public will start in
November 2014. Following its completion, the Inspector will issue a
report which will outline what changes the Council should make to
the LDP explaining the reasons for them.
The recommendations contained within the Inspector’s Report will
be binding and the Council must accept the changes recommended by
Further information in relation to the start of the Examination
will be made available when confirmed.
For More Information
For more information in regard to any aspect of the
preparation of the LDP, you can contact the LDP Team direct
either by telephone:  686421 or e-mail:
Alternatively you can write to us using the address above.
Your community, your future…be part of it.
Councillor Anthony J.Taylor
(Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Local
Last Updated: 27.08.2014 at 10:18