To follow the progress of the Local Development Plan, please visit our CONSULTATION page.
Cllr. Annette Wingrave
Consultation on draft ‘Supplementary Planning Guidance’ starts on 1st March
Following the adoption of the Local Development Plan, the Council is consulting on a number of draft Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) 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 two SPG subject of consultation include those relating to ‘Landscape and Seascape’ and ‘Biodiversity and Geodiversity’. The consultation period will run for 6 weeks, starting at midday on Thursday 1st March and ending at midday on Thursday 12th April 2018.
Where can I see the documents?
Printed copies of the two documents subject of consultation are available on request and are also available to view or download below:Landscape and Seascape
- this SPG outlines the variety of landscapes and seascapes relevant to Neath Port Talbot and guides those proposing and designing new developments to ensure that landscape and seascape are appropriately considered, protected and where feasible enhanced within any development proposal.
Biodiversity and Geodiversity - this SPG outlines the variety of biodiversity and geodiversity interests within Neath Port Talbot and guides those proposing and designing new developments to ensure that biodiversity and geodiversity are appropriately considered, protected and where feasible enhanced within any development proposal.
How Can I Comment?
Comments (or representations) can be submitted directly online using the following link: CONSULTATION – just click on the relevant ‘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: email@example.com
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’:
Comments received cannot be treated as confidential. All comments will be made available for public inspection and placed on this website. The deadline for comments is midday on Thursday 12th April 2018. 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:  686821 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your community, your future…be part of it.
Councillor Annette Wingrave
(Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Local Development Plan)