Preferred Strategy/Pre Deposit Stage

The Preferred Strategy is the first formal publication in the preparation of the Blaenau Gwent Replacement LDP. It signals the end of the pre deposit preparation and engagement stage, where stakeholders worked with officers and Members to identify the challenges, vision and strategy for the Preferred Strategy document. 

We are consulting on our:

Replacement Local Development Plan Preferred Strategy;

Integrated Sustainability Appraisal Report; and

Habitat Regulation Assessment.

Preferred Strategy

The Preferred Strategy sets out the long term vision for Blaenau Gwent by indicating how much development is needed within the Borough and broadly where it is likely to go over the 15 year period 2018-2033. It identifies the key challenges for the Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP) to address, a vision and set of objectives. To deliver the vision and objectives the strategy contains 15 strategic policies.

How to have your say on the Preferred Strategy Document…

Download the full Preferred Strategy document here

Complete this online survey via this link

Download this comment form and post it or email back to the Planning Policy Team using the contact details below

Summary of the Preferred Strategy

If you want to read a shorter and simpler version of the Preferred Strategy document, you can download a summary leaflet here.

You can comment on this summary leaflet via an online survey via this link

Or download a simpler comment form relating to the summary leaflet here and post it or email back to the Planning Policy Team using the contact details below

The deadline for commenting is 5pm on Thursday 27th February 2020.

Further advice can be obtained from the team by email or telephone on 01495 355538

Integrated Initial Sustainability Appraisal Report

The Initial SA report is the second stage of the SA process and appraises the social, economic and environmental effects of the LDP Preferred Strategy.

How to have your say on the Integrated Initial Sustainability Appraisal Report Document…

Download the Integrated Initial Sustainability Appraisal Report here.

An executive summary is available here.

Download the comment form and post it or email back to the Planning Policy Team using the contact details below

Habitat Regulation Assessment

The purpose of the assessment was to identify any aspects of the Plan that might cause an adverse effect on the integrity of Natura 2000 sites, otherwise known as European sites (Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Ramsar sites), either in isolation or in combination with other plans and projects, and to advise on appropriate policy mechanisms for delivering mitigation where such effects were identified.

How to have your say on the Habitat Regulation Assessment Report Document…

Download the Habitat Regulation Assessment Report here.

An executive summary is available here.

Download the comment form and post it or email back to the Planning Policy Team using the contact details below

Attend a Consultation Event

At these events, you can speak to a planning officer. However comments will still need to be made in writing by the above options.

Timetable of Events

Location

Date and Time

Ebbw Vale Library

21 Bethcar Street, Ebbw Vale NP23 6HH

Thursday 30th January 13.30-17.30

Friday 31st January 9:00-13:00

Abertillery Metropole

Mitre Street, Abertillery

Thursday 6th February 13.30-17.30

Friday 7th February 9:00-13:00

Tredegar Indoor Market

Gwent Shopping Centre, Tredegar NP22 3EJ

Thursday 13th February 12.30-16.30

Friday 14th February 9:00-13:00

Brynmawr Learning Action Centre

8 Market Square, Brynmawr NP23 4AJ

Thursday 20th February 13.30-17.30

Friday 21st February 9:00-13:00

Civic Centre

Municipal Offices, Ebbw Vale NP23 6XB

Wednesday 19th February 15:00-19:00

Copies of the consultation documents are available to view during opening hours at the Civic Centre, Anvil Court and all local libraries.

To view the background papers and supporting documents please click here

Contact Information

Planning Policy Team

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Municipal Offices, Civic Centre

Ebbw Vale

NP23 6XB

 

Tel: 01495 355538

Email: planningpolicy@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk