The future shape of Carmarthenshire will soon be considered as part of a review of Carmarthenshire’s Local Development Plan (LDP).
The LDP is a key county council document that guides decisions on the location and amount of new homes and jobs, whilst also protecting the environment.
Council agreed that the authority prepares a revised LDP setting out the planning framework for the county through to 2033.
Throughout its preparation, the LDP will be the subject of several public consultations.
The council wants to hear from all those with an interest in the future of their communities and the county.
It is anticipated that this process will be complete by the end of 2021.
Once finished, the revised LDP will form the basis for deciding planning applications and will guide investments from other public services and infrastructure providers.
Following the council decision two consultations will shortly get underway.
The first will allow residents and interested parties to comment on the timetable for the plans publication.
The second is a call for candidate sites, allowing anyone to submit sites for inclusion within the LDP for uses such as housing, as well as requests for suggested areas to be protected from development. The sites will be assessed and considered for inclusion as part of the preparation of the LDP.
The council’s executive board member for planning, Cllr Mair Stephens, said: “The preparation of the revised LDP is an essential part of delivering a prosperous and sustainable Carmarthenshire which meets the needs of our communities whilst supporting and encouraging appropriate growth.
This plan will be subject to significant consultation and scrutiny, and will help our communities have confidence in how we guide development in the years ahead.”
- Anyone with an interest in the LDP, including putting land forward for development, should contact the council’s forward planning section and ask to be placed on a mailing list to be notified as the LDP progresses and of consultations and other key events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01267 228818.