Have your say on the growth of Carmarthenshire

Consultation has begun on the future growth of Carmarthenshire and its communities, as an important document has been published outlining how the county could develop over the next 10 years.

Members of the public are now able to view and provide their feedback on a Second Deposit Revised Local Development Plan (LDP), a key planning framework document developed by Carmarthenshire County Council to shape and guide development through to 2033.

It details land allocations for new homes and businesses, as well as policies to protect and promote the environment, the Welsh language, the economy and employment growth.

The first Deposit Revised LDP was published in 2020, but has been replaced with this 2nd Deposit LDP. The 2nd Deposit LDP has been necessary to consider the effect of development on certain areas within the County which are affected by high phosphate levels.

Distributing potential growth across six clusters, the plan sets the direction for the development of 8,822 new homes and 1,900 affordable homes, with a settlement pattern which reflects the diversity of Carmarthenshire’s communities and the needs of its urban and rural areas.

It also provides opportunities for around 70 hectares of land to be developed for the creation of over 5,000 new jobs.

The document provides a focus on wellbeing and on efforts to protect and enhance the county’s natural and built environment through sustainable development to ensure quality environments and places.

The plan also seeks to help address the council’s commitment to tackling climate change.

A public consultation on the 2nd Deposit Revised LDP is open until 4:30 April 14, 2023, giving people an opportunity to view and submit comments on the proposed land allocations and policies.

 

Cllr Ann Davies, Cabinet Member for Rural Affairs and Planning Policy said: “The LDP will outline and steer future decision making and investment in Carmarthenshire. It sets out the number and location of future new homes, affordable housing, employment and jobs, renewable energy, and identifies and protects areas of conservation and environmental importance.

“Setting a new LDP is a lengthy process, but one during which there is plenty of opportunity for people to share their views.

“We encourage anyone with an interest in building, land development, the environment, their local communities and how Carmarthenshire will be shaped in the future, to get involved and have their say.”

 

The second Deposit Revised LDP and supporting documents are available to view on the council’s website, www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/planning, as well as at the Council’s customer service Centres / Hwb Centres and public libraries.

Representations / comments submitted as part of the consultation on the first Deposit LDP will no longer be considered. Only those submitted as part of the second Deposit will be considered and forwarded to the Inspector. Any previous representations / comments must be resubmitted and reflect the content of the second Deposit LDP.

 

 

Drop-in Sessions

As part of the consultation on the 2nd Deposit Revised Local Development Plan (LDP) a series of drop-in sessions are being held across Carmarthenshire.

These events are intended to provide an opportunity for groups, organisations, interested parties and members of the public to discuss and learn more about the LDP.

Officers from the Forward Planning Section will be in attendance.

Venues:

  • Monday 6 March 2023: Hwb, St. Catherine’s Walk, Carmarthen (the old Debenhams store)

Opening Hours: 10.00 – 19.00

  • Tuesday 7 March 2023: The Gate, Pentre Road, St Clears

Opening Hours: 12.00 – 19.00

  • Tuesday 7 March 2023: Llangadog Community Centre, Heol Dyrfal, Llangadog

Opening Hours: 12.00 – 19.00

  • Wednesday 8 March 2023: Ground Floor, Room 3, Llanelli Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Llanelli

Opening Hours: 10.00 – 19.00