The current Local Development Plan was adopted on 22nd November 2012. The Local Development Plan identifies where new developments such as housing, employment, community facilities and roads, will go.
The LDP sets out our land use policies and proposals to control development in the county borough up to 2021, and provides the basis by which planning applications will be determined consistently and appropriately. The plan gives a clear indication of where development will be encouraged and where it will be resisted.
How do I get a copy of the Plan?
The current Local Development Plan was adopted on the 22nd November 2012 and 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
- Constraints Map and key
- Site Descriptions have been prepared to provide more detail on the allocated and designated sites included in the Plan
- Adoption Statement
- Notice of Adoption
- Documents relating to the Examination of the LDP
- Annual Studies prepared by the Council including the Joint Housing Land Availability Study
- Supplementary Planning Guidance to the LDP
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.
LDP First Review
The Blaenau Gwent Local Development Plan triggered a review in November 2016. For further details see Local Development Plan Review.