Adopted Local Development Plan

Section 106 Agreements

Section 106 Agreements and Affordable Housing

Planning obligations under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), commonly known as S106 agreements, are a mechanism which make a development proposal acceptable in planning terms, that would not otherwise be acceptable. An agreement is made with the local planning authority in which you agree to pay money or provide affordable housing in order to get planning permission. Sometimes what is called a unilateral agreement is used. Unilateral Agreements are almost identical to Section 106 Agreements. They are sometimes referred to as unilateral undertakings.

Section 106 agreements from both County Council and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park planning applications are managed and monitored by the County Council's Planning Obligations Monitoring Officer, who can be contacted by email: planningobligationsmonitoring@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Affordable Housing Contributions Map

Affordable housing contributions from both National Park and County Council planning applications are managed and monitored by the link below opens an interactive map, which aims to provide transparency on the collection and use of monetary affordable housing contributions. The map represents each contribution as a 'spend area' in terms of community council's coverage; is broken down into what has been spent and what has not; and provides details (where applicable) of how a contribution has been spent. The map is collaboration between the National Park Authority and the County Council and details contributions from planning applications submitted to both planning authorities. The map will be developed over time as new applications come in and contributions from previous applications have been spent.

A framework to determine the use of contributions received for affordable housing was agreed by PCCs Cabinet on the 22nd February 2016. A copy of the report is available here:

Affordable Housing Cabinet Report 2016

PCNPA Interactive Affordable Housing map (opens in a new tab)

Section 106 Contributions Received 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017

Section 106 Contributions Received 1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018

Section 106 Contributions Received 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019

Section 106 Contributions Received 1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020

Section 106 Contributions Received 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021

Section 106 Contributions Received 1st April 2021 - 31st March 2022

Section 106 Contributions Received 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023

 

Please note that the amounts in the above reports do not include contributions received from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Section 106 Agreements.

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Adopted Local Development Plan

On the 28th February 2013, the Council adopted a Local Development Plan (LDP) for Pembrokeshire (excluding the area of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park). 

Local Development Plan

The end date for the current Pembrokeshire County Council Local Development Plan (LDP), adopted on 28/02/2013

On 24th September 2020, Julie James, AS/MS, Minister for Housing and Local Government (and subsequently Minister for Climate Change since May 2021), wrote to all Local Authorities and National Park Authorities in Wales regarding end dates for LDPs.

She advised that:

‘The provision in the PWA (Planning Wales Act) 2015 regarding the period to which a plan has effect were commenced on 4th January 2016.  These provisions do not apply to LDPs adopted prior to this date.  Plans adopted prior to 4 January 2016 will remain the LDP for determining planning applications until replaced by a further LDP.  For those LDPs adopted after 4 January 2016, the plan will cease to be the LDP on expiry of the period specified in the plan’.

For Pembrokeshire County Council, the current LDP (LDP 1) was adopted on 28/02/2013, which in the context of the Minister’s letter means that it will remain in force until LDP 2 (the replacement plan) is adopted. 

Therefore, the part of the Plan title saying ‘up to 2021’ should be disregarded.

Future Wales: the National Plan, 2040

Future Wales, prepared by Welsh Government, is the National Development Framework for Wales and has Development Plan status. Further details are available on the Welsh Government website, here:

Update to Future Wales - The National Plan 2040 (gov.wales) (opens in a new tab)

The map of Pembrokeshire below can be used to navigate through the Proposal and Inset Maps.

The Ordnance Survey map data included within these maps has been provided by Pembrokeshire County Council under license from the Ordnance Survey in order to fulfil their public function to act as planning authorities. Persons viewing this data should contact Ordnance Survey copyright for advice where they wish to licence Ordnance Survey map data for their own use.

Click on a numbered area of the map below to view the proposal map. 

If you wish to view an Inset Map, firstly click on the appropriate Proposals Map sheet. Then click within the required Inset Map box on the Proposals Map sheet.

Proposal Map 3 Proposal Map 4 Proposal Map 1 Proposal Map 4 Proposal Map 6 Proposal Map 5 Proposal Map 12 Proposal Map 13 Proposal Map 7 Proposal Map 17 Proposal Map 16 Proposal Map 14 Proposal Map 15 Proposal Map 11 Proposal Map 10 Proposal Map 8 Proposal Map 9 Proposal Map 25 Proposal Map 24 Proposal Map 22 Proposal Map 23 Proposal Map 21 Proposal Map 20 Proposal Map 18 Proposal Map 19 Proposal Map 27 Proposal Map 26 Proposal Map 28 Proposal Map 29 Proposal Map 31 Proposal Map 30 Proposal Map 32 Proposal Map 33

Proposal Maps Key
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LDP Supplementary Planning Guidance

SPG for Consultation 

Pembrokeshire County Council Local Development Plan Landscape Character Assessment Supplementary Planning Guidance Consultation: 22nd February – 26th May 2023

This second draft Landscape Character Assessment forms part of the evidence base for LDP2. It is also being consulted on as draft Supplementary Planning Guidance to the Local Development Plan (adopted 2013).

A previous version of the draft Landscape Character Assessment was consulted on in July 2019 The document has been updated to reflect the latest national planning policy in Future Wales - The National Plan 2040 (Welsh Government), and the latest landscape guidance and good practice.

The consultation is running for 3 months and will close at 4.30pm on 26th May 2023.

Comments should be returned in writing to the LDP Team:

Email:  ldp@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Post: Pembrokeshire County Council,
County Hall,
Haverfordwest,
Pembrokeshire,
SA61 1TP.

All comments received in relation to this item of draft Supplementary Planning Guidance will be acknowledged, made public and reported to Pembrokeshire County Council's Cabinet. All those who comment will be advised of the outcome of those meetings. 

Landscape Character Assessment - Overview

Landscape Character Assessment, Area 1-5

Landscape Character Assessment, Area 6-10

Landscape Character Assessment, Area 11-15

Landscape Character Assessment, Area 16-20

Landscape Character Assessment, Area 21-25

Landscape Character Assessment, Area 26-29

 

Supplementary Planning Guidance Representation Form (opens in a new tab) 

Local Development Plans (LDPs) contain policies and proposals that provide a basis for decision-making on planning applications and for framing conditions on consented applications. The Council's LDP was adopted on 28th February 2013.

Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) sets out more detailed guidance on the way in which policies of the LDP will be applied in particular circumstances or areas.

SPG does not form a part of the Council's LDP, but it is consistent with its provisions and is cross-referenced to appropriate policies and / or proposals of the LDP.

Only LDP policies and proposals have special status (primacy) in decision-making on planning applications. However, once adopted, SPG may be taken into account as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.

 

Adopted SPG

The Council has adopted the following items of SPG to support its LDP, following public consultation and consideration by Cabinet: 

Cumulative Impact of Wind Turbines on Landscape and Visual Amenity. Adoption: 7 November 2022

Cumulative Impact of Wind Turbines on Landscape and Visual Amenity (opens in a new tab).

Biodiversity approved May 2021 

Biodiversity SPG

Biodiversity - Consultation report

Historic Environment (Archaeology) approved May 2021

Historic Environment (Archaeology) SPG

Historic Environment (Archaeology) – Consultation Report

Development Sites

 Development Sites - Updated version, December 2016

 Consultation Report (August 2013)

Renewable Energy- approved on 31st October 2016 and came into force on 31st October 2016 

Renewable Energy SPG

Renewable Energy - Consultation Report

Planning Obligations - approved 12th September 2016 and came into force 16th September 2016

Planning Obligations

Consultation Report 

Affordable Housing- approved on 14th September 2015 and came into force on 14th September 2015 

Affordable Housing

Unilateral Undertaking

Unilateral Undertaking - Notes

Certificate of Title for Unilateral Planning Agreement

Certificate of Title for Unilateral Planning Agreement

Consultation Report 

Parking Standards - approved on 24th June 2013 and came into force on 28th June 2013

Parking Standards

Consultation Report

Seascape Character – Adopted 02/10/2023 (PCC) and 20/09/2023 (PCNPA).  

Seascape Character Supplementary Planning Guidance (opens in a new tab)

Future programme

The Council intends to prepare further items of SPG. Further details will be added to this webpage in due course.

 

 

 

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Good Practice Advice Notes

In addition to Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG), Pembrokeshire County Council has also produced a number of good practice advice notes, listed below, some of which are available online.

 

Local Development Plan policy GN.1 (General Development Policy), criterion 7, Advisory Note - Safeguarding for planning purposes , December 2014

The advisory note on Safeguarding for Planning Purposes elaborates on one aspect of LDP policy GN.1 (General Development Policy). Criterion 7 of GN.1 requires that development does not cause or result in unacceptable harm to health and safety. Where a safeguarding zone exists and development is proposed within it, advice will be sought from the appropriate safeguarding body. This advisory note provides further information on safeguarding for planning purposes, including sources of further information.

 

Local Development Plan policy GN.8 - Protection of employment sites and buildings

This Development Management Policy Note supports Local Development Plan (LDP) policy GN.8 on the Protection of Employment Sites and Buildings.  It provides guidance to Development Management Officers on criterion 3 of the policy, and paragraph 6.46 of the Reasoned Justification to that policy, specifically focusing on site marketing requirements where a change of use away from employment (Use Classes B1, B2 or B8) is being proposed.

This Policy Note may also be of interest to those proposing to re-develop or use business, general industrial, storage or distribution sites or buildings for other purposes.  It has therefore been made available on the planning pages of the Council's web-site.

 

Local Development Plan policy GN.22 Prior extraction of the mineral resource

Prior extraction refers to the removal of economic mineral resources that are found at or close to the ground surface from development sites, prior to the commencement of construction work.  It prevents the unnecessary sterilisation of mineral resources, but there are certain circumstances in which it will not be appropriate.

This good practice guidance note has been prepared for Development Management officers and indicates how the key issues relating to prior extraction of minerals should be dealt with during the evaluation of planning applications.

Anticipating that the guidance note may also be of interest to those proposing development, it has been made available on the planning pages of the Council's web-site. 

 

Cumulative Impact of Wind Turbines on Landscape and Visual Amenity guidance

This Guidance on Cumulative Impact of Wind Turbines on Landscape and Visual Amenity: Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire provides interim good practice guidance for applicants, developers, consultees and Council officers in the Pembrokeshire County Council planning area.

 

Pembrokeshire Good Practice Guidance:Slurry Stores

This guidance has been produced with the support of ADAS, Countryside Council for Wales, Farmers Union of Wales, National Farmers Union, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and Pembrokeshire County Council with particular thanks to Mr Chris James and Mr David James.

 

Listed Buildings: Advice to Property Owners

Pointing with Lime Mortars

This guidance provides practical information on the use of soft, permeable lime mortars based on lime putty, which are ideal for repairing and repointing the mortar joints of old masonry walls. It does not deal with the use of mortars containing hydraulic lime or lime putty gauged with cement, both of which provide significantly harder and generally less permeable mortars.

It is essential reading for building owners, building contractors and others who are responsible for the care of an old building but do not specialise in the field. 

 

Interim Advisory Note on Development in Town Centres

This interim advisory note provides guidance on the application of planning policy and material considerations when determining planning applications in town centres. 

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Implementation and Monitoring

The County Council is committed to demonstrating progress with Plan delivery.

As part of the monitoring framework the Council will prepare and publish an Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) with appropriate stakeholder involvement. The AMR is the main mechanism for assessing the relevance and success of this Plan and identifying any necessary actions. It is intended to improve the transparency of the planning process and to inform elected members, the community, business and environmental organisations of Development Plan issues facing the area. Through the AMR the Council will report on the Plan context and the data collected as part of the monitoring and evaluate the effectiveness of the Plan.

The Local Development Plan Annual Monitoring Reports are available here:

Annual Monitoring Report 10: 2022-2023

Annual Monitoring Report 9: 2021-2022

Annual Monitoring Report 8: 2020-2021

Annual Monitoring Report 7: 2019-2020

Annual Monitoring Report 6: 2018-2019

Annual Monitoring Report 5: 2017-2018

Annual Monitoring Report 4: 2016-2017

Annual Monitoring Report 3: 2015-2016

Annual Monitoring Report 2: 2014-2015

Annual Monitoring Report 1: 2013-2014.

Some elements of the Plan are monitored through regular survey work, examples being housing and employment development and changes to town centre areas, as shown below:

Joint Housing Land Availability Studies

Affordability Index (1 April 2016 - 31 December 2017)

Affordability Index (1 January 2018 - 31 March 2021)

 

2016 Employment Sites Map - Pembroke and Pembroke Dock Area

2016 Employment Sites Maps - Milford Haven Area

2016 - Employment Sites Maps - Haverfordwest Area

2016 Employment Sites Maps - Fishguard and Goodwick Area

2016 Employment Sites Maps - Neyland Area

2016 Employment Sites Maps - Narberth Area

2016 Employment Sites Maps - Other Areas

2016 Employment Sites Maps - National Park Area

Employment Survey Report 2017

2017 Employment Site Map Pembroke and Pembroke Dock Area

2017 Employment Site Map Milford Haven Area

2017 Employment Site Map - Haverfordwest Area

2017 Employment Sites Maps - Fishguard and Goodwick Area

2017 Employment Site Map - Neyland Area

2017 Employment Site Map - Narberth Area

2017 Employment Site Map - Other Areas

2017 Employment Site Map - National Park Area

Employment Survey Report 2019

2019 Employment Site Map - Pembroke and Pembroke Dock Area

2019 Employment Site Map - Milford Haven Area

2019 Employment Site Map - Haverfordwest Area

2019 Employment Site Map - Fishguard and Goodwick Area

2019 Employment Site Map - Neyland Area

2019 Employment Site Map - Narberth Area

2019 Employment Site Map - Other Areas

2019 Employment Site Map - National Park Area

Retail Report 2020

Retail Survey Data 2022

Solar Array Survey 2016 & external map link (opens in a new tab)  

Solar Array Survey 2017 & external map link (opens in a new tab)  

Solar Array Survey 2018 & external map link (opens in a new tab) 

Solar Array Survey 2019 & external map link (opens in a new tab)  

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Inspector's Report

The Council has received the Inspector's Report on the Pembrokeshire County Council Local Development Plan (for the County but excluding the area of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park). 

The report is titled the ‘Report on the Examination into the Pembrokeshire County Council Local Development Plan Adoption - 2021' and has been submitted by the Inspector to the Council.  It is available to view here Inspector`s Report

The Inspector has concluded that, with the recommended changes outlined in his report incorporated into the LDP, the Plan satisfies the requirements of Section 64 (5) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and meets the tests of soundness set out in LDP Wales.  

The Council must now adopt the Plan - this is required to take place within 8 weeks of the date of receipt of the Inspector's report.  

When adopted, the Pembrokeshire County Council Local Development Plan will become the Development Plan for Pembrokeshire (excluding the area of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park) and will provide a basis for decisions on land use planning in this area.  It will supersede the Joint Unitary Development Plan for Pembrokeshire in the parts of the County within the Council's planning jurisdiction.

 

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Evidence Base for the Local Development Plan

 General/Joint Working

G1: Pembrokeshire County Council & Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority (PCC & PCNPA) Joint Statement

G2: PCC and PCNPA Statement of Common Ground (2010)

G3: Summary of Issues from Public Consultation Events

G4: Pembrokeshire Community Plan 2010-2025

G5: Issues Report

G6: Stakeholder Workshop - December 2008

G7: Stakeholder Workshop - February 2010

G8: Stakeholder Seminar – Viability Testing of Affordable Housing

G9: LDP1 Candidate Site maps - please contact the Development Plans team if you require further information. 

G10: Site Assessment Report 2010

G11: Complementarity Study Main Report (Part 1)

        Complementarity Study Main Report (Part 2)

        Complementarity Study Main Report (Part 3)

        Complementarity Study Main Report (Part 4)

        Complementarity Study Main Report (Part 5)

        Complementarity Study Summary Document

        Complementarity Study Evidence Report

        Complementarity Study Evidence Report Appendices (Part 1)

        Complementarity Study Evidence Report Appendices (Part 2)

        Complementarity Study Evidence Report Appendices (Part 3)

        Complementarity Study Evidence Report Appendices (Part 4)

        Complementarity Study Evidence Report Appendices (Part 5)

        Complementarity Study Evidence Report Appendices (Part 6)

        Complementarity Study Evidence Report Appendices (Part 7)    

Housing and Communities

HC1: LDP population projections

HC2: Scale and Location of Growth

HC3: Rural Facilities Survey Report - October 2010 update  

HC4: Affordable Housing Viability Assessment (2010)

HC5: Housing Monitoring Report 1999 – 2009

HC6: Housing Monitoring Report - 2010 Update

HC7: Residence Occupancy Survey  

HC8: Gypsy Traveller Accommodation Need Assessment (2010)

HC9: Gypsy Traveller Sites (2010)

HC10: Local Housing Market Assessment 2007

HC11: Joint Housing Land Availability Study 2009

          Joint Housing Land Availability Study 2009 - Schedule 1 (PCC)

          Joint HOusing Land Availability Study 2009 - Schedule 1 (PCNPA) 

HC12: Joint Housing Land Availability Study 2008

          Joint Housing Land Availability Study - Schedule 1

HC13: Windfall Capacity Study 

HC14: Joint Housing Land Availability Study 2010

          Joint Housing Land Availability Study 2010- Schedule 1

HC15: Scale and Location of Growth ADDENDUM 2011  

HC16: Statement of Affordable Housing Need 2011  

HC17: Local Housing Market Assessment – 2012 update  

HC18: Deliverability Study 

HC19: Submission Briefing note: Meeting Gypsy Traveller Accommodation Needs

HC20: Gypsy Traveller Accommodation Need Assessment Addendum (2012)

Environment & Transport

ET1: LANDMAP Summary Report

ET2: Waste Planning Background Paper

ET3:Haverfordwest Town Centre Strategic Flood Consequence Assessment (1)

       Haverfordwest Town Centre Strategic Flood Consequence Assessment(2)

       Haverfordwest Town Centre Strategic Flood Consequence Assessment (3)

       Haverfordwest Town Centre Strategic Flood Consequence Assessment (4)

ET4: SWWITCH Part 1

       

        SWWITCH Part 3

        SWWITCH Part 4

        SWWITCH Part 5

ET5: Map of Buildings/Facilities

        Map of Open Air Facilities

ET6: South West Wales Regional Waste Plan - 1st Review

        South West Wales Regional Waste Plan - 1st Review Summary

ET7: Open Space Assessment

ET8:  Green Wedges

ET9: Surface Water Flooding Assessment

        Surface Water Flooding Assessment Adoption - 2021

Economy

E1: Pembrokeshire Economic Profile

E2: Pembrokeshire Regeneration Masterplan 

E3: SME Survey 2006

E4: Haverfordwest Run Route

E5: Pembrokeshire County Council Employment Land Survey 2009

       Pembrokeshire County Council Employment Land Survey - Maps 1

       Pembrokeshire County Council Employment Land Survey - Maps 2

       Pembrokeshire County Council Employment Land Survey - Maps 3

E6: The LDP and the Pembrokeshire Economy (2011) 

E7: Tourism Background Paper - Static and Touring Caravan and Camp Sites

E8: Renewable Energy Study

E9: Regional Technical Satatement for South Wales Aggregates

E10: Mineral Landbank Calculations Summary Statement

E10: Mineral Landbank Calculations Summary Statement - Revision (position at July 2012) 

E11: County Wide Retail Capacity Study

The appendix document is available on request from the Authority. 

E12: LDP Retail Paper

        LDP Retail Paper 2

E13: LDP Local Centres Paper

E14: Pembrokeshire County Council Employment Land Survey 2011  

        Pembrokeshire County Council Employment Land Survey 2011 - Maps 1  

        Pembrokeshire County Council Employment Land Survey 2011 - Maps 2  

        Pembrokeshire County Council Employment Land Survey 2011 - Maps 3

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Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment

The Local Development Plan has undergone statutory Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment.  This ensured that social, environmental and economic elements of sustainable development were integrated into the plan from the outset. 

The evidence papers are available on request bilingually. Please email ldp@pembrokeshire.gov.uk 

What stage are we at now?

Pembrokeshire County Council adopted the Local Development Plan on 28th February 2013.  There have been additional Matters Arising Changes which have been assessed.  The documents below should be read in conjunction with the Pembrokeshire County Council Local Development Plan: Adoption - 2021

  • SA (incorporating SEA) Statement
  • SA Screening of Inspector’s Binding Recommendations and Additional MACs
  • SA Screening of Matters Arising Changes
  • Sustainability Appraisal of Matters Arising Changes
  • Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Report - Deposit Plan Incorporating Post Deposit Changes
  • SA Report - Deposit Plan Incorporating Post Deposit Changes (Appendices)  

Completed stages in the SA process

Pembrokeshire County Council submitted proposals for the Local Development Plan to the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with The Town and Country Planning (Local Development Plan) (Wales) Regulations 2005 (Regulation 22). The LDP Deposit Plan including proposed focussed changes was subject to Sustainability Appraisal, incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment. The Plan was tested against SA objectives to ensure that it contributes towards sustainable development. The submission documents include the final Sustainability Appraisal Report (Deposit Plan incorporating Post Deposit Changes) which is available below.

  • Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Report - Deposit Plan Incorporating Post Deposit Changes
  • SA Report - Deposit Plan Incorporating Post Deposit Changes (Appendices)

A small number of changes were identified from the screening assessment as requiring further assessment against the Sustainability Objectives. The assessment document is available here:

  • Sustainability Appraisal of Matters Arising Changes

In accordance with legislation, the statutory consultees (Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency and Cadw) were notified that the SEA is taking place and the decision recorded.

  • SA/SEA Screening Report

The first stage of the SA process was to produce a Scoping Report.  The report includes a review of baseline information and other plans and programmes considered relevant to inform the emerging LDP.  The SA Scoping Report also included sustainability objectives which were used to test the LDP as it progressed.

The SA Scoping Report was consulted on with the three statutory consultees (Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency, and Cadw) for a period of five weeks (consultation closed 5 September 2008).  Other specific consultees were also consulted.  The final agreed SA Scoping Report is available for information.  The report was amended to take into account the consultation responses. The consultation report is also provided.

  • SA Scoping Report 
  • Technical Appendix 1 
  • Technical Appendix 2a
  • Consultation Report

The Preferred Strategy underwent Sustainability Appraisal, which incorporated Strategic Environmental Assessment.  The Preferred Strategy was tested against SA Objectives to ensure that it contributes towards sustainable development.  The Initial SA Report was subject to consultation with the Preferred Strategy.

  • Initial SA Report - Preferred Strategy (2009)

The LDP Deposit Plan has undergone Sustainability Appraisal, which incorporates Strategic Environmental Assessment.  The Deposit Plan has been tested against SA Objectives to ensure that it contributes towards sustainable development.  The report was available for public consultation from 26 January 2011 to 5.00 p.m. on 9 March 2011). The report was amended to take into account the consultation responses. The consultation report is also provided.

  • SA Report Non-Technical Summary 
  • SA Report 
  • SA Report Appendix 1 
  • SA Report Appendix 2 
  • SA Report Appendix 3 
  • SA Report Appendix 4 
  • SA Report Appendix 5 
  • SA Report Appendix 6 
  • SA Report Appendix 7 
  • SA Report Appendix 8 
  • SA Report Appendix 9 
  • SA Report Appendix 10
  • SA Consultation Report - Deposit Plan (2011)
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Habitats Regulations Appraisal

In accordance with legislation, the LDP has undergone Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA) to determine whether there may be any likely significant effects on European sites designated for their wildlife and habitats (Natura 2000 sites).  The potential effects of the LDP alone and in-combination with other plans were considered at various stages during the preparation of the LDP.  HRA highlighted where changes could be made to the Plan to ensure that European sites are not impacted.  Mitigation measures were also identified.  There are 19 European sites in Pembrokeshire or close to the boundary of the Plan area to be considered.  An example of a European site in Pembrokeshire is the Afon Cleddau SAC.  

What stage are we at now?

Pembrokeshire County Council has adopted the Local Development Plan on 28 February 2013.  There have been additional Matters Arising Changes which have been assessed.  The documents below should be read in conjunction with the Pembrokeshire County Council Local Development Plan Adoption - 2021 (A working version of the Local Development Plan text, incorporating the changes recommended in the Inspector's Report is available here).

Please note that these are technical documents and provided in English only.

Completed stages in the HRA process

Pembrokeshire County Council submitted proposals for the Local Development Plan to the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with The Town and Country Planning (Local Development Plan) (Wales) Regulations 2005 (Regulation 22). The LDP Deposit Plan including proposed focussed changes was subject to Habitats Regulations Appraisal. The submission documents include the final Habitats Regulations Appraisal Report (Deposit Plan incorporating Post Deposit Changes) which is available below.

  

Pembrokeshire County Council has produced Matters Arising Changes for consultation following the LDP Examination Hearings. These changes have been screened in order to assess whether or not there are potentially significant effects on European sites. The screening document is available here:

A small number of changes were identified from the screening assessment as requiring further assessment against the Habitats Regulations Appraisal. The assessment document is available here:

 

The LDP was screened at the outset to identify any potential effects, however, the plan was at an early stage and therefore there were no specific strategies to assess.  The statutory consultees were consulted and commented on the Habitats Regulations Appraisal.

The LDP Preferred Strategy was screened to determine whether there could be any likely significant effects on European sites that have been designated for their wildlife and habitats (Natura 2000 sites).  This process is part of the Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA).

The HRA screening predicts the potential effects of the LDP Preferred Strategy on European sites.  There was some uncertainty whether the LDP may have a likely significant effect on European sites at this stage.  The HRA looked at the plan in detail and assessed the potential effects, both alone and in-combination with other plans and identified necessary changes to the Plan to ensure that European sites were not impacted. Mitigation measures were also identified.

The statutory consultees commented on the Habitats Regulations Appraisal of the Preferred Strategy.

Please note that the Screening Report is a technical document and was not subject to a public consultation and is provided in English only.

The LDP Deposit Plan has been subject to HRA.  The report has concluded that the Plan will not have a likely significant effect on the European sites.  The report was available for consultation from 26 January 2011 to 5.00 p.m. on 9 March 2011.  The report was amended to take into account the consultation responses. The consultation report is also provided.







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