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

March 2014

Message from Cllr. Anthony J.Taylor

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The Consultation on the Deposit LDP 'Register of Alternative Sites' is now closed

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. Of these 1,217 were objections and 126 were comments of support. The report below presents all comments received in relation to the Deposit Plan.

Report of Deposit Representations (January 2014)

Report of Deposit Representations

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 ‘Register of Alternative Sites’ was made available for comment online and also for public inspection during normal office hours at Neath Civic Centre, Port Talbot Civic Centre and all libraries across the County Borough.

The Council received a total of 1,072 representations to the Register from 618 different respondents. Of these 861 were comments objecting to the inclusion of the Alternative Sites, 86 were comments supporting the inclusion of the Alternative Sites and 125 were general comments. The report below presents all comments received in relation to the Register.

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Report of Alternative Site Representations (April 2014)

Whilst the consultation is now closed, the Register of Alternative Sites remains available to view using the following link: Alternative Sites

What Happens Next?

The Council will now set about reviewing and assessing all responses received to both the ‘Deposit Plan’ and ‘Register of Alternative Sites’.

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.

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: [01639] 686421 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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