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May 2017

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

Consultation on draft ‘Supplementary Planning Guidance’ and 'Highway Technical Design Guide' starts on 10th May

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 four SPG subject of consultation include those relating to Open Space and Greenspace, Renewable and Low Carbon Energy, Design and Development and the Welsh Language. In addition, the Council is also consulting on its Highway Technical Design Guide for Residential and Commercial Developments.

The consultation period will run for 6 weeks, starting at midday on Wednesday 10th May and ending at midday on Wednesday 21st June 2017.

Public Notice of Consultation

Where can I see the documents?

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

SPG: Open Space and Greenspace – supplementing LDP policies seeking to address inequalities in provision by retaining and enhancing existing provision and requiring new development to make provision where there is a need, this SPG provides information in respect of current levels of provision; sets out the relevant matters that will need to be taken into consideration when developments are being planned; and offers practical guidance in respect of the design and layout of provision.

SPG: Open Space and Greenspace (Consultation Draft - May 2017)

SPG: Renewable and Low Carbon Energy – supplementing LDP policies seeking to deliver a proportionate contribution to meeting Wales’ national renewable energy targets and energy efficiency targets, this SPG provides information about renewable and low carbon energy issues in Neath Port Talbot; sets out the relevant matters that will need to be taken into consideration when developments are being planned in the County Borough; and offers guidance in respect of the preparation of ‘Renewable Energy Assessments’.

SPG: Renewable and Low Carbon Energy (Consultation Draft - May 2017)

SPG: Design – supplementing LDP policies seeking to conserve and enhance the built environment and heritage of the whole County Borough, the SPG provides information and guidance setting out the expectations on all development proposals to demonstrate high quality design which fully takes into account the natural, historic and built environmental context; and sets out site-specific design guidance for the Council’s key strategic development sites, along with guidance for specific types of development.

SPG: Design (Consultation Draft - May 2017)

SPG: Development and the Welsh Language – supplementing LDP policies seeking to adopt a committed and proactive approach to the protection and promotion of the Welsh Language in ‘language sensitive areas’, this SPG provides information in respect of the Welsh language; sets out the relevant matters that will need to be taken into consideration when developments are being planned in ‘language sensitive areas’; and offers practical guidance in respect of the preparation of ‘Welsh Language Action Plans’.

SPG: Development and the Welsh Language (Consultation Draft - May 2017)

Highway Technical Design Guide for Residential and Commercial Developments – this guide sets out the general principles and standards for the layout of highways and paved areas for new residential and industrial development within Neath Port Talbot.

Highway Technical Design Guide (Consultation Draft - May 2017)

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 the staff will be happy to help.

By E-mail to: ldp@npt.gov.uk

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 ‘Representation Form’:

Representation Form

Please Remember...

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 Wednesday 21st June 2017. 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 Economic and Community Regeneration Cabinet Board and Environment and Highways Cabinet Board respectively, together with any amendments needed to the documents. Once approved, the documents will be adopted by the Council and the SPG published alongside the 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: 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)