Local Development Plan Review

Overview and Timetable


Local Development Plan (LDP) Review / Replacement LDP (LDP2) 2021-2033


Why are we undertaking a Review?

The Authority adopted its Local Development Plan in February 2013.  After four years the Authority must review the Plan as a whole – this process commenced on 5th May 2017.  The purpose of review is to ensure that the LDP stays up-to-date.  Review provides the opportunity to make changes to the Plan, if these are required. 

The Authority is therefore now working on a Replacement Local Development Plan for Pembrokeshire.  It is anticipated that this Plan will be adopted in 2021 and will run until 2033.  This Plan will cover the area of Pembrokeshire, excluding the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.


What have we done so far?

Between July and September 2018 we ran an informal consultation on Strategic Options for the Local Development Plan.  In July we held workshops with key stakeholders, members and town and community councils to discuss these options. 


What are we doing now?

Preferred Strategy

The Authority has also been working on its Preferred Strategy. This is the document which sets out the strategic direction of the Local Development Plan.  The Evidence Base and feedback from the consultation on the Strategic Options have helped to shape the Preferred Strategy. There is also an Easy Read version. 

 Work has also been undertaken on the Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment.  

The Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA) and the Equalities Impact Assessment have been undertaken and the Review Report has been updated and are published for comment alongside the Preferred Strategy. 


The Candidate Sites Register has been published and provides an initial assessment of how sites submitted as residential or including residential within a range of mixed uses under the ‘Call for Sites’ have been considered by the Authority.

The Authority is currently developing its evidence base for the Replacement Plan, which   includes background papers on Rural Facilities and Settlement Clusters.


Consultation on these documents ends at 4.30 pm on Monday the 4th of February 2019. 


What happens next?

Later stages will include:


Preferred Strategy (Pre-Deposit)

Published for formal consultation on the 17th December 2018 and ends on the 4th February 2019, with the SA/SEA, HRA, EIA of the Preferred Strategy, Candidate Sites Register and Review Report. 

Responses to the Pre-Deposit consultation will be considered by the Authority and taken into account in the preparation of the Deposit Plan.  A report of the consultation will be published alongside the Deposit.


Preparation will start in April 2019, with the document expected to be published for formal consultation by October 2019.

Submission to Welsh Government

By July 2020 (indicative)


Between Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 (indicative)

Publication of the Inspector’s Report

By Summer 2021 (indicative)


By late Summer or Autumn 2021 (indicative)


How do I get Involved?

If you would like to be kept informed of progress on the preparation of LDP 2, please send an e-mail to ldp@pembrokeshire.gov.uk, with your name, address, telephone number, language preference (English or Welsh) and whether you prefer to be contacted by e-mail or post.  For those without an e-mail account, please telephone 01437-764551 and ask to be put through to the LDP team.




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