Adopted Local Development Plan 2006 - 2021

The current Local Development Plan was adopted on 22nd November 2012. The Local Development Plan sets out how the County Borough will be developed over 15 years. Some areas will be identified for new development whilst other areas will be protected.  The LDP also contains detailed policies which will control the form of new development setting out what new development should look like.

The LDP will be in place for fifteen years from 2006 to 2021 and will provide the basis for determining planning applications.

How do I get a copy of the Plan?

The Local Development Plan consists of three parts, a Written Statement, Appendices to the Written Statement and a Proposals Map and are available to download below:

Alternatively, if you would like to purchase a hard copy of the LDP, contact planning policy. Each copy costs £35 including postage and packaging. 

Other LDP Documents

Examination of the LDP

As part of the LDP preparation process, the Deposit Draft LDP was subject to independent examination by a Planning Inspector appointed by the Welsh Ministers. The Council submitted the Plan for examination on 3 February 2012. Examination hearing sessions were held between 26 June and 17 July 2012. The Inspectors report dated 8 November 2012 concludes that the LDP (with his recommended changes) is sound. View the Inspectors Report.

Contact Information

Planning Policy
Telephone Number: 01495 354740
Address: Municipal Offices, Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, NP23 6XB
Email Address: planningpolicy@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk