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Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Local Development
Message from Cllr. Anthony J.Taylor
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Council to consider response to representations received and
the need to recommend a limited number of 'Focussed Changes'
The Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council Deposit Local
Development Plan (LDP) was made available for public consultation
from 28th August to 15th October 2013.
The Council received a total of 1,343
representations to the Deposit Plan from 802 different
respondents. The report below presents all comments received
in relation to the Deposit Plan.
Responses to the Deposit consultation included
a number that related to site allocations shown in the LDP.
These ‘Alternative Site’ representations were
submitted by individuals / organisations which they consider should
either be allocated in the Plan (a new site), removed from the Plan
(a deleted site) or altered in some way (an amended site).
The ‘Alternative Sites’ were included in a
Register and the formal 6-week consultation period ran from Tuesday
28th January to Monday 10th March 2014.
The Council received a total of 1,073
representations to the Register from 618 different respondents. The
report below presents all comments received in relation to the
What Happens Next?
Having had regard to the representations received following the
respective consultations, along with the consideration of new
information that has emerged following the Council’s decision to
place the LDP on ‘deposit’, the Council is now in a position to
consider and agree its response to the representations
Over the next few weeks, a meeting of the Council’s ‘Economic
and Community Regeneration Cabinet Board’ on 11th July 2014,
followed by a meeting of Full Council on 23rd July 2014, will
consider a report which sets out:
- The responses and recommendations to all representations
received following consultation on the Deposit LDP and Register of
Alternative Sites respectively;
- A limited number of proposed ‘focussed changes’ to the Deposit
Plan for the purposes of consultation; and
- The need to agree the submission of the Deposit LDP, along with
all supporting documentation, to the Welsh Government for
The report and all associated papers can be viewed using the
following search facility: Committee
Once agreed, the Council will advertise through a further 6-week
period of public consultation an Addendum to the Deposit Plan
setting out the limited number of focussed changes the Council
wishes to be made.
Later this year, the Deposit LDP and all supporting evidence,
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.
It should be highlighted that it will only be the Planning
Inspector who will determine whether any amendments should be made
to the Deposit Plan.
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: 04.07.2014 at 12:29