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Cllr. Anthony J. Taylor Cllr. Anthony J.Taylor.
Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Local Development Plan.

June 2015

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 say!

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 Examination.

The consultation period will run for 6 weeks, starting on Tuesday 30th June and ending at midnight on Monday 10th August 2015.

Notice of Matters Arising Changes to a Local Development Plan

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 preparation.

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 Implementation Plan

Supplement – MAC70 Monitoring Framework

Supplement – 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 help.

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

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 Form’:

Matters Arising Change Representation Form

Please Remember…

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 needed.

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 link: Examination

For More Information

For more information in respect of the Examination you can contact Tracey Smith (LDP Programme Officer) direct either by telephone: [07855] 215249 or e-mail:programmeofficer@npt.gov.uk

For more information in regard to any aspect of the preparation of the LDP, you can contact the LDP Team direct either by telephone: [01639] 686821 or e-mail: ldp@npt.gov.uk 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 Development Plan)

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