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The Powys Local Development Plan (LDP) adopted in April 2018 sets out the Council's policies for the development and use of land in Powys (except for the area within the Brecon Beacons National Park) up to 2026. 

The Council has now submitted a Delivery Agreement (DA) for the next Plan - the Powys Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP) - to the Welsh Government for agreement.  The Council intend to begin working on the RLDP from summer 2022.  Upon agreement we will publish the DA as quickly as we can so that you may view the preparation timetable and the Community Involvement Scheme for the RLDP.

Local Development Plan Review

The Local Planning Authority has undertaken a review of the adopted Powys LDP (2011-2026) in order to ensure that the LDP and its supporting evidence is kept up to date. 

The Review Report sets out the information that has informed the review and considers the impact of the findings on the LDP.  It also sets out the proposed approach towards revision of the LDP and concludes that the most appropriate form of revision would be a Full Revision of the adopted Powys LDP (2011-2026) through preparation of a Replacement LDP for the period 2022-2037. 

The Review Report (PDF) [1MB] was approved by the Council's Cabinet on 22 February 2022 and has been submitted to the Welsh Government.

The Review Report will be available for public inspection on a temporary basis at The Gwalia, Ithon Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6AA whilst the reception at County Hall remains closed to members of the public.  Once it is open again to members of the public, the Review Report will be available for public inspection at the Council's principal office - County Hall, Spa Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5LG - during normal opening hours.

Replacement Local Development Plan

The Council needs to prepare a Replacement LDP for the period 2022-2037 with a view to it being implemented by March 2026 when the current LDP expires.  The first stage has been to draw up a Delivery Agreement between the Council and Welsh Government.  The Welsh Government are currently assessing the submitted Delivery Agreement which sets out the proposed timetable for the preparation of the Replacement Powys LDP, along with the proposed Community Involvement Scheme detailing how and when the community will be able to get involved in the Replacement LDP process.

The Delivery Agreement was approved by the Council on 3 March 2022 (see item 8 on the Agenda for County Council).  The agreement of the Delivery Agreement will mark the formal start of the Replacement LDP process for the Powys LDP area.  On agreement, the Delivery Agreement will be published on this website and will be made available for public inspection at the principal office of the Council - County Hall, Spa Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5LG - during normal opening hours.