Replacement Local Development Plan (2022 - 2037)
Between 5th September and 10th October 2022, we are inviting comments on the:
- Candidate Site Assessment Methodology
- Introductions to the Plan-making Assessment Processes
Candidate Site Assessment Methodology
In advance of the formal Call for Candidate Sites which is expected to start in November, the Council has prepared a Candidate Site Assessment Methodology. The Call for Candidate Sites allows all parties (landowners, community councils, local organisations, etc.) to submit any potential sites to be considered for inclusion in the Replacement LDP.
The Candidate Site Assessment Methodology sets out the process, assessment criteria, and methodology to be used by the Council to determine the suitability of Candidate Sites for inclusion as 'Allocated Sites' within the Powys Replacement LDP. The document also includes the proposed Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA) site appraisal framework as an appendix.
Introductions to the Plan-making (Replacement LDP) Assessment Processes
The Replacement LDP will be supported by certain assessments aimed at ensuring that the plan contributes towards sustainable development, well-being, and other requirements around equality, health, Welsh language, and the environment. This involves two key assessment processes - an Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA) and a separate Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA).
Introductions to both the ISA and HRA assessment processes, and their key elements, have now been published for general comment.
Where to View Documents and Making Comments
You can view the documents and submit your comments directly online via the consultation website: https://ldp.powys.gov.uk/ You will need to register if you wish to make a comment.
Please note, your email address may already be registered within the system. If when you try to register, you get the message "That email address already exists. Did you want to login instead?" please use 'I can't remember my password' to set up a password so you can login into the system to make comments.
Making Comments online
Current documents open to public consultation will be listed on the homepage. Select one of the documents and then from the contents page, click on the chapter, site, issue or policy that you are interested in.
To make comments, click on the blue speech bubble adjacent to the site issue or policy that you are interested in and complete the online representation form.
General guidance is available here: https://powys.oc2.uk/instructions
Making Comments through the post
Alternatively, copies of the documents and comments forms to complete are available at the following libraries:
Brecon, Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Llanfyllin, Llanidloes, Llanwrtyd Wells, Machynlleth, Newtown, Presteigne, Rhayader, Welshpool and Ystradgynlais
If you are visiting these locations, please contact the library beforehand to make an appointment to view the consultation documents. The contact details and opening hours for each library are available at https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/1200/Find-nearest-library.
Completed comments forms will need to be posted to: Planning Policy, Powys County Council, County Hall, Spa Road East, Llandrindod Wells. LD1 5LG.
We are encouraging people to use the online system where possible: https://ldp.powys.gov.uk/
All comments must be received by 5pm Monday 10th October 2022.
Register your Interest
If you wish to be kept informed of progress on the Replacement Local Development Plan, please register your interest here.
Development Plans Community Guide
The Welsh Government have published guidance for the public on the preparation of development plans and how you can get involved.
The guide provides a useful and helpful resource for communities and interested parties to assist understanding of the development plan process in Wales. It advises when to engage and how to do this in meaningful ways, to ensure views are made as early as possible to influence plans. A quick read guide is also available.