Adopted Local Development Plan

LDP Supplementary Planning Guidance

SPG for Consultation 

Pembrokeshire County Council Local Development Plan and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Local Development Plan 2.

Joint Supplementary Planning Guidance on the Cumulative Impact of Wind Turbines.

Pembrokeshire County Council and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority are consulting on Joint Supplementary Planning Guidance on the Cumulative Impact of Wind Turbines. This document was prepared by a consultant on behalf of the two Pembrokeshire authorities and Carmarthenshire County Council.

An earlier version of this guidance formed Supplementary Planning Guidance to the original Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Local Developement Plan. It has also been used by Pembrokeshire County Council as Good Practice Guidance. 

The document has been updated to relfect the latest national planning policy in Future Wales - The National Plan 2040 (Welsh Government), the latest landscape guidance and good practice, new wind energy developments and the increased size of turbines now being considered.

The consultation is running for 3 months and will close at 4.30pm on 15th April 2022.

Comments should be returned either in writing to the Park Direction Team, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Llanion Park, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, SA72 6DY or by email to

If you have any queries regarding this document, please contact the Park Direction Team by emailing or 'phoning 01646 624800 and asking for someone dealing with the Local Development Plan. Paper copies of consultation documents can be provided at a cost. 

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

Where to view the document:

Available to download from the National Park Authority website and can be viewed at the National Park Authority offices when open to the public (by appointment), Oriel y Parc (when open to the public) and on publically accessible computers in public libraries where available. 

Please note: The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority is running concurrent consultations on several other Supplementary Planning Guidance documents, but in these cases they only apply in National Park locations. These additional items of SPG are on:

  • Land Instability - Coal Works
  • Loss of Hotels
  • Regionally Important Geodiversity Site
  • Safeguarding Minerals Zones
  • Conservation Areas at Angle, Caerfarchell, Little Haven, Manorbier, Newport, Portclew, Porthgain, Saundersfoot, Solva, St Davids, Tenby and Trefin.

Further information of these further consultation documents is available by using the National Park Authority weblink, but please note they have not been made available on the PCC website, as they will not apply in the Council's planning area.

Landscape Character Assessment 

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: 

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

Future programme

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



ID: 2486, revised 27/01/2022