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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
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
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
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)
– 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)
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?
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: 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
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: 
686821 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can write to us
using the address above.
Your community, your
future…be part of it.
Councillor Anthony J.
(Cabinet Member with
responsibility for the Local Development Plan)