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Consultation on LDP to end soon

Created on 15/11/2016 @ 14:53
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Consultation on changes to a plan that guides the scale and location of new development in Newtown and throughout Powys will close later this month, Powys County Council has said.

Public consultation on Further Focussed Changes (FFCs) within the Local Development Plan (LDP), which was approved by the council’s cabinet in September, will close on November 21.

The LDP will guide the scale and location of new development in the county, excluding the Brecon Beacons National Park, up until 2026.

The FFCs relate to housing viability, delivery of housing numbers and gypsy and traveller accommodation.  Renewable energy, including local search areas that have been identified for solar and wind energy, is also subject to the FFCs.

Cllr Avril York, Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration, said: “Earlier this year, we were given a six month extension by the Welsh Government-appointed inspector so that additional work can be carried out.  The Further Focussed Changes are part of this work.

“A great deal of good work has taken place in developing our local development plan and this further activity will strengthen it for the future.

“The local development plan will be the most important planning document we have and we are determined to ensure we have a robust framework in place.  It is a policy for the long term and it important that we get it right for the future.”

The Further focussed changes are subject to a formal six week public consultation which closes at 5.30 pm on Monday 21st November 2016.

The proposed Schedule of Further Focussed Changes and supporting Assessments/Appraisals are available for public inspection and a form for making representations is available, Monday – Friday, from the council’s main offices, including Neuadd Maldwyn at Welshpool.

They are also available online and at Newtown Library and other libraries in the area.

Anyone who has any queries about the consultation should contact the LDP Team by emailing or telephone 01597 827460.

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