In order to ensure that the development plan is up to date, Local Planning Authorities are required to undertake a full review of their LDPs, 4 years from the date of adoption. The Blaenau Gwent LDP triggered a review in November 2016.
Targeted engagement with key stakeholders was undertaken, including both internal engagement with specialist council officers and external engagement with a range of local organisations, statutory consultees and organisations. This involved both formal consultation on a Discussion Paper and the holding of a stakeholder workshop. The findings from the formal consultation exercise and the stakeholder workshop are both reported in the Consultation Report - Review.
The review was based upon the findings of published Annual Monitoring Reports, significant contextual changes and updates to the evidence base (Background Papers and SA Framework Review) and on-going surveys.
The review resulted in the production of a Review Report. The Review Report identifies a need to revise the LDP following the full revision process and will involve reconsideration of the strategy and an extension of the Plan period.