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?

The Authority is required to produce two key documents at the start of the Plan Review process.  These are the Delivery Agreement and the  Review Report.  The Delivery Agreement sets out a programme and timetable for Plan production.  The Review Report sets out which parts of the LDP might change and why.  A public consultation on both documents ran from the 9th November 2017- 5th January 2018.  A report of the results of that public consultation and revised documents was considered by PCC Cabinet on the 19th March 2018. Pembrokeshire County Council resolved at Full Council on the 10th May 2018 to formally submit the document to Welsh Government.  Welsh Government agreed the Delivery Agreement on the 7th June 2018.  The Review Report will continue to be updated and a final version will be submitted alongside the Preferred Strategy, later on in the process.

What are we doing now?

The Authority is currently developing its evidence base for the Replacement Plan, which is available here:

LDP2 Evidence Base 

The Authority is also currently advertising for Candidate Sites.  Candidate Sites are sites suggested by the public for inclusion in the Replacement LDP.  The public are invited to put forward sites they consider should be identified for, or protected from development by the new plan.  A form and guidance note have been provided.  The Council will consider every suggestion made, and in Autumn 2019 will inform those who have suggested sites of the initial outcome. Any sites must be submitted to the Authority by 5pm on the 14th August 2018.

The Council is running an informal public consultation on Strategic Options documents between 16th July 2018 and 10th September 2018.  The outcomes from this consultation will inform the development of the Council's Preferred Strategy, which will be published in December 2018.

Work is also being undertaken on the first stage of the Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment, which is known as the Scoping Report.  More information on this is available here.  Work is also underway on the Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and once available information will be available here:


What happens next?


Later stages will include:


Preferred Strategy

Published for formal consultation by December 2018.


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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