New Local Development Plan will shape development in Pembrokeshire for next 15 years

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Sunday 30th January 2022 12:40 pm
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Pembrokeshire County Council is reviewing its Local Development Plan.

The new Plan will shape planning and development in Pembrokeshire for the next 15 years.

The Council launched a consultation on a Preferred Strategy for the new Plan on December 17, 2018, which closed at 4.30 pm on February 4, 2019.

At the same time, it consulted on several other related documents, including a Register of Candidate Sites, these being sites suggested to the Council for development or for protection from development, for possible inclusion in the new Plan.

During the consultation period, a further opportunity was provided to submit Candidate Sites. In consequence, a further 55 sites were received, these being known as the Additional Candidate Sites.

As the Council provided an opportunity to comment on the initial tranche of Candidate Sites, an opportunity to comment on the 55 Additional Candidate Sites was also provided. This ran from April 17, 2019 to June 6, 2019, closing at 4.30 pm.

Subsequently, it has become known that a small number of individuals on the PCC LDP 1 database were not notified of the opportunity to register their interest for the LDP 2 Plan database.

To remedy this oversight, Pembrokeshire County Council wrote to the affected persons, inviting them to a) register to receive notifications on the Replacement LDP (LDP 2) and b) to offer each of them the opportunity to submit land as a Candidate Site.

This has resulted in three further Candidate Sites being added as an Addendum to the Candidate Sites Register during 2021. The sites are located at Jeffreyston, Puncheston and Troopers Inn.

It is now intended to give the public an opportunity to comment on the three further Candidate Sites between now and March 16, 2022.

This is consistent with the approach taken with regard to the Candidate Sites submitted earlier in the plan process.

These sites will then be assessed using the same methodology as all other sites prior to preparation of a second Deposit Plan.

Details of the consultation on the three further Candidate Sites can be viewed on the Authority’s website here: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/local-development-plan-review/candidate-sites

If you wish to comment on these three further Candidate Sites, please ensure send these to the Authority by 5 pm on March 16, either by email to [email protected] or by post to Development Plans Team, Pembrokeshire County Council, County Hall, Freeman’s Way, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TP.

To find out more about this consultation or about the review of the LDP in general, you can contact the Local Development Plan team on 01437 764551 or by emailing [email protected]

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