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

July 2014

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.

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 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 Register.

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Report of Alternative Site Representations (April 2014)

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 received.

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 Examination.

The report and all associated papers can be viewed using the following search facility: Committee Documents

Looking Ahead…

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: [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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