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Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Local Development
Message from Cllr. Anthony J.Taylor
 Consultation on the LDP ‘Schedule of Proposed Matters
Arising Changes’ starts on 30th June.
The Council is consulting on a small number of proposed ‘matters
arising changes’ to the Deposit LDP and we want you to have your
As part of the final stages of Plan preparation, the Neath Port
Talbot LDP is currently subject to 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
The consultation period will run for 6 weeks, starting
on Tuesday 30th June and ending at midnight on Monday 10th August
These changes are set out in the ‘Schedule of Proposed Matters
Arising 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 all comments previously made at
‘Deposit’ and ‘Focussed Change’ stages have already been considered
by the Inspectors as part of the Examination. Comments made
at this stage should only address and relate to the proposed
Matters Arising Changes.
This consultation is not therefore an opportunity to add to
previous comments or to make new comments on parts of the Plan that
are not subject to change. Any such comments will be disregarded as
they should have been made during earlier stages of Plan
Where Can I See the Documents?
The ‘Schedule of Proposed Matters Arising Changes’ is available
to view or download below:
Schedule of Proposed
Matters Arising Changes (June 2015)
Supplement – MAC69
– MAC70 Monitoring Framework
– MAC72 Appendix A Policy
H1 Housing Sites
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.
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 ‘Matters Arising Change Representation
Change Representation Form
Comments made at this stage can only address and relate to the
proposed Matters Arising 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
10th August 2015. Comments received after the deadline
will not be accepted.
What Happens Next?
The Ministers of the Welsh Government have appointed Siân Worden
[BA DipLH MCD MRTPI] as Lead Planning Inspector and Nicola Gulley
[MA MRTPI] as Assistant Planning Inspector to conduct the
independent examination to assess the soundness of the Local
Development Plan (LDP).
All comments received by the closing date will be forwarded to
the Inspectors for consideration and the Inspectors will then
decide whether further Examination Hearing Sessions will be
Following its completion, the Inspectors 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 the Inspectors.
All documents submitted by the Council are available to view or
download on the following link: Submission
To follow progress on the LDP Examination click on the following
For More Information
For more information in respect of the Examination you can
contact Tracey Smith (LDP Programme Officer) direct either by
telephone:  215249 or e-mail:email@example.com
For more information in regard to any aspect of the preparation
of the LDP, you can contact the LDP Team direct either by
telephone:  686821 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively you can
write to us using the address above.
Your community, your future…be part of it.
 Consultation on the Community Fund Policy for Renewable
Energy Generating Developments ends on 6th July.
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council has prepared a Draft
Policy to establish a clear structure associated with the scale of
contributions for each form of renewable energy generating
development. The draft Policy presents a clear methodology for the
distribution of the secured funds, together with clear governance
arrangements associated with such distribution.
The Community Fund Policy is available to view or download on
the link below. Printed copies of the document are also available
for public inspection free of charge at Port Talbot Civic Centre
and Neath Civic Centre weekdays between 8.45am and 5.00pm (4.30pm
Representations (including those in the form of objections) in
respect of the Community Fund Policy should be sent in writing to
Nicola Pearce, Head of Planning, Neath Port Talbot County
Borough Council, The Quays, Brunel Way, Baglan Energy Park, Neath,
SA11 2GG or email: email@example.com
Representations must be received no later than Monday
6th July. Please note that all responses will be made
available for public inspection and cannot be treated as
Consultation on a Community Fund Policy for Renewable Energy
Draft Community Fund Policy for Renewable Energy Generating
Councillor Anthony J.Taylor
(Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Local
Last Updated: 24.06.2015 at 08:54