New Development Plan for Blaenau Gwent

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council is currently preparing a replacement Local Development Plan

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council is currently preparing a Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP) which will be used to guide development within the Borough until 2033.

Before the detailed plan is prepared the council is consulting on a ‘Preferred Strategy’. This sets out the vision, objectives and preferred strategy for development of the area.

You can help plan the future of Blaenau Gwent by letting the Council know what you think of the Preferred Strategy.

Does the strategy:

• Identify the right challenges for the new development plan to address?
• Provide enough new jobs to contribute to economic growth?
• Provide enough new homes including affordable homes?
• Is the growth in the right places?

The consultation period runs from 16th January 2020 to 27th February 2020.

During this period the public will have the opportunity to discuss proposals with officers at drop-in sessions which will be held across the County Borough.

A summary leaflet, the full document, comment forms and all supporting documents can be viewed on the council website link.

To view hard copies of the consultation documents you can visit:
• All local libraries
• Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale
• Anvil Court, Abertillery

You can also contact officers on (01495) 355538 or 354740 alternatively email: planningpolicy@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk