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January 2019

Cllr. Annette Wingrave
Cllr. Annette Wingrave

Consultation on draft ‘Supplementary Planning Guidance’ starts on 9th January

Following the adoption of the Local Development Plan, the Council is consulting on a draft Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) document and we want you to have your say!

Selective use of SPG is a means of setting out more detailed topic or site specific guidance on the way in which policies of the LDP will be applied in particular circumstances or areas. While only policies in the LDP have special status in the determination of planning applications, SPG may be taken into account as a material consideration in the decision making process.

The SPG subject of consultation relates to ‘The Historic Environment’.

The consultation period will run for 6 weeks, starting at midday on Wednesday 9th January and ending at midday on Wednesday 20th February 2019.

Public Notice of Consultation
File type Document File size
pdf Public Notice of Consultation 16 KB

Where can I see the documents?

Printed copies of the documents subject of consultation are available on request and are also available to view or download below:

The Historic Environment – this SPG outlines the planning policy protections that are in place to safeguard and conserve as far as possible the historic assets of the County Borough; provides advice about the requirements that will need to be met where development is proposed that could affect any type of historic asset; and outlines the approach that will be taken when such proposals are considered.

The SPG comprises a ‘Schedule of Buildings of Local Importance’ (BLIs) and a ‘Schedule of Designated Canal Structures’. Comprising an overall total of 260 locally designated buildings/structures, this inventory will be adopted by the Council upon final publication of the SPG.

SPG: The Historic Environment (Consultation Draft - January 2019)
File type Document File size
pdf SPG: The Historic Environment - Consultation Draft - January 2019 - Main Document 8.03 MB
pdf SPG: Schedule of Buildings of Local Importance - Consultation Draft - January 2019 44.75 MB
pdf SPG: Schedule of Designated Canal Structures - Consultation Draft - January 2019 18.64 MB

Schedule of Buildings of Local Importance by Spatial Area

Afan Valley
File type Document File size
pdf Cymmer BLIs 5.25 MB
pdf Glyncorrwg BLIs 2.88 MB
pdf Gwynfi BLIs 9.24 MB
pdf Pelenna BLIs 5.74 MB
Amman Valley
File type Document File size
pdf Gwaun Cae Gurwen BLIs 12.63 MB
pdf Lower Brynamman BLIs 11.35 MB
Dulais Valley
File type Document File size
pdf Crynant BLIs 13.58 MB
pdf Onllwyn BLIs 3.71 MB
pdf Seven Sisters BLIs 8.86 MB
File type Document File size
pdf Aberdulais BLIs 6.78 MB
pdf Briton Ferry East BLIs 18.59 MB
pdf Briton Ferry West BLIs 2.74 MB
pdf Bryncoch North BLIs 2.34 MB
pdf Bryncoch South BLIs 2.71 MB
pdf Cadoxton BLIs 3.88 MB
pdf Coedffranc Central BLIs 5.93 MB
pdf Coedffranc North BLIs 4.12 MB
pdf Coedffranc West BLIs 13.88 MB
pdf Dyffryn BLIs 4.72 MB
pdf Neath East BLIs 14.89 MB
pdf Neath North BLIs 36.65 MB
pdf Neath South BLIs 6.21 MB
pdf Tonna BLIs 2.44 MB
Neath Valley
File type Document File size
pdf Blaengwrach BLIs 7.79 MB
pdf Glynneath BLIs 15.83 MB
pdf Resolven BLIs 12.67 MB
File type Document File size
pdf Alltwen BLIs 7.49 MB
pdf Pontardawe BLIs 45.77 MB
pdf Rhos BLIs 5.12 MB
pdf Trebanos BLIs 5.56 MB
Port Talbot
File type Document File size
pdf Aberafan BLIs 8.54 MB
pdf Baglan BLIs 3.89 MB
pdf Bryn & Cwmafan BLIs 12.07 MB
pdf Margam BLIs 872 KB
pdf Port Talbot BLIs 40.57 MB
pdf Sandfields East BLIs 3.11 MB
pdf Sandfields West BLIs 4.32 MB
pdf Taibach BLIs 18.03 MB
Swansea Valley
File type Document File size
pdf Cwmllynfell BLIs 4.27 MB
pdf Godre'r Graig BLIs 1.61 MB
pdf Ystalyfera BLIs 12.24 MB

Schedule of Designated Canal Structures by Canal

Schedule of Designated Structures by Canal
File type Document File size
pdf Swansea Canal Designated Structures 4.97 MB
pdf Tennant Canal Designated Structures 4.29 MB
pdf Neath Canal Designated Structures 7.97 MB

How Can I Comment?

Comments (or representations) can be submitted directly online using the following link: CONSULTATION – just click on the ‘SPG’ 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:

By Post to:    Nicola Pearce, Head of Planning and Public Protection, 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 ‘SPG Representation Form’:

SPG Representation Form
File type Document File size
doc SPG Representation Form 233 KB

Please Remember...

Comments received cannot be treated as confidential. All comments will be made available for public inspection and placed on this website. The Neath Port Talbot 'Planning & Public Protection Service' (PPP) is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected - for further information, the PPP Privacy Statement can be viewed at: PPP Privacy Statement 

The deadline for comments is midday on Wednesday 20th February 2019. Comments received after the deadline will not be accepted.

What Happens Next?

Comments received as a result of consultation will be considered by the Council’s Regeneration and Sustainable Development Cabinet Board, together with any amendments needed to the documents. Once approved, the documents will be adopted and published as SPG alongside the Council’s LDP.

For More Information

For more information in regard to any aspect of the preparation of the SPG, you can contact the LDP Team direct either by telephone: [01639] 686821 or e-mail:

Your community, your future…be part of it.

Councillor Annette Wingrave

(Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Local Development Plan)