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January 2016

Cllr. Anthony J. Taylor
Cllr. Anthony J. Taylor

The Local Development Plan (LDP) was adopted by the Council on 27th January 2016

Following the Examination of the LDP and receipt of the Inspectors’ Report, I am pleased to announce that the Council at its meeting on the 27th January 2016, considered the content and recommendations set out by the Inspectors’ and subsequently resolved to adopt the Neath Port Talbot LDP (2011-2026).

Accordingly, the LDP is now the development plan for Neath Port Talbot, superseding the Unitary Development Plan, and provides the basis for decisions on land use planning in the County Borough up to 2026.

Local Development Plan Cover 2011-2026My sincere and heartfelt thanks go to all Council staff, elected representatives, key stakeholders and local residents who have contributed to making this Plan possible.

The LDP provides a modern, clear and ambitious vision of what we want to see happen in Neath Port Talbot over the next decade – a County Borough where we can provide a better, fairer future for everyone who lives, works, visits or invests here.

The Council and its partners from all sectors must now welcome and embrace the opportunities that the LDP creates to deliver the real change that Neath Port Talbot both needs and deserves.

The adopted LDP is available to view or download from the following link: Local Development Plan.

What Happens Next?

The Council has now started the process of preparing a raft of Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG), setting out more detailed topic or site specific guidance on the way in which the policies of the LDP will be applied in particular circumstances or areas. In due course the Council will conduct a public / stakeholder consultation on the emerging SPG.

In addition, the Council is required to prepare an Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) on its LDP, which will provide a continual assessment of whether the underlying strategy remains sound and whether the policies and proposals are being implemented in the anticipated manner.

For More Information

For more information on the LDP, you can contact the LDP Team direct either by telephone: [01639] 686821 or e-mail:

Your community, your future…be part of it.

Councillor Anthony J. Taylor

(Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Local Development Plan)