Local Development Plan Review

Strategic Options

LDP Draft Issues, Vision, Objectives and Strategic Options (July  - September 2018)

This preliminary stage of the LDP process sets out the overarching aims of the LDP and puts forward various options for meeting future housing growth requirements over the Plan period (up until 2033).

 

Between 16th July and 10th September 2018 Pembrokeshire County Council ran an informal consultation on two documents - the Draft Issues, Vision and Objectives paper and the Strategic Housing Options Paper (Growth and Spatial Distribution). 

Pembrokeshire County Council also held workshops in July 2018 to discuss Options with Stakeholders, Members and Town and Community Councils. 

 

The Issues – what are the key issues facing the Plan area (up until 2033)?

The Vision – the core purpose of the Plan

Objectives – Elaborate on the Vision and focus on the outcomes the Plan should deliver

Strategic Options – Various scenarios for future levels of housing growth and broad locations/policy options to consider for accommodating this growth

 

The feedback received to this informal consultation will inform the development of the Council’s Preferred Strategy.

 

Documents published as part of this consultation:

Draft Issues, Vision & Objectives 2018

 

Strategic Housing Options Paper 2018

Strategic Option 1 - Urban Focus

Strategic Option 2 - Service Based Focus

Strategic Option 3 - Rural Community Focus

Strategic Options Questionnaire

Supporting technical documents:

Demographic Forecasts Paper - July 2018

Rural Settlement Report 2018

Settlement Clusters Paper - July 2018

Sustainability Appraisal of the Draft Vision & Draft Objectives

Sustainability Appraisal of Strategic Options July 2018

ID: 3814, revised 18/09/2018

Equality Impact Assessment

An Equalities Impact Assessment of the Preferred Strategy has been undertaken.

The Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) (Wales) Regulations 2011 sets out the specific duties of the Authority to assess and consult on the impact of its proposed policies on people who are protected under the Equality Act 2010, and its ability to meet the public sector equality duty. People who share a protected characteristic of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation fall within the Act.

The requirement to assess impact means that the Authority must consider relevant evidence in order to understand the likely or actual effect of policies and practices on protected groups.

 

This includes ensuring the policy or practice does not unlawfully discriminate, identifying any adverse impacts on protected groups, considering how the policy or practice could better advance equality of opportunity and considering whether the policy will affect relations between different groups.

 

Preferred Strategy Equalities Impact Assessment

ID: 2605, revised 23/01/2019

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. 

Between December 2018 and February 2019 we ran a consultation on the Pre-Deposit Local Development Plan proposals including our Preferred Strategy.   

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 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

 

What are we doing now?

Responses to the Pre-Deposit consultation will be considered by the Authority’s Cabinet in April 2019.

The assessment of Candidate Sites will take place throughout early 2019, following the criteria set out in the Candidate Site Analysis Methodology. Proposers of Candidate Sites will find out whether or not their site has been included in the LDP2 when a full draft of the Plan is published (known as the Deposit Plan).  This is anticipated to take place in Autumn 2019.

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

 

What happens next?

Later stages will include:

 

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)

Examination

Between Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 (indicative)

Publication of the Inspector’s Report

By Summer 2021 (indicative)

Adoption

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.

 

 

 

ID: 2539, revised 11/02/2019

Review Report

Review Report

The Review Report sets out which parts of the LDP might change and why.  An informal public consultation ran from 9th November – 5th January 2018.  A report of the results of that public consultation was considered by PCC Cabinet on the 19th March 2018. 

The Review Report  has been updated and a final version has been published alongside the Preferred Strategy as part of the Pre-Deposit Consultation (closed 4 February 2019).

 

 

 

ID: 2501, revised 15/02/2019

Delivery Agreement including the Community Involvement Scheme

The Delivery Agreement was subject to a formal public consultation period between 9th November 2017 and 5th January 2018.  A report of consultations was considered by Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet on 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.

Delivery Agreement

Welsh Government Letter of Agreement 7th June 2018

ID: 2502, revised 13/06/2018

Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment

The Local Development Plan is undergoing Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment.  This will ensure that social, environmental and economic elements of sustainable development are integrated into the plan from the outset. 

In accordance with legislation, the statutory consultees (Natural Resources Wales and Cadw) have been notified that the SEA is taking place and the decision recorded. 

SEA screening decision record - Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment

The SA Scoping Report has been consulted on with the statutory consultees (Natural Resources Wales and Cadw) for a period of five weeks until 3 September 2018.  Other specific non-statutory consultees were also consulted.  The SA Scoping Report was made available on the website for information.  The report has been amended to take account of consultation responses. 

Please note that the SA Scoping Report is a technical document and is provided in English only.

SA Scoping report

Technical Appendix 1:

Review of Policies Plans and Programmes

Technical Appendix 2:

Baseline Data Part 1/3

Baseline Data Part 2/3

Baseline Data Part 3/3

 

The Preferred Strategy has been appraised.  The Initial Appraisal of Sustainability Report is provided below:

Initial SA Report Preferred Strategy

Sustainability Appraisal of the Draft Vision & Draft Objectives

Sustainability Appraisal of Strategic Options July 2018

 

 

ID: 2503, revised 28/01/2019

Habitats Regulation Appraisal

The LDP Preferred Strategy has been screened to determine whether there will 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). There are 21 Natura 2000 sites in Pembrokeshire or close to the boundary of the plan area to be considered. An example of a Natura 2000 site in Pembrokeshire is the Afon Cleddau SAC.

The HRA screening attempts to predict the potential effects of the LDP Preferred Strategy on Natura 2000 sites. There is some uncertainty whether the LDP may have a likely significant effect on Natura 2000 sites at this stage, therefore an Habitats Regulations Appraisal of the Deposit Plan will be carried out. The HRA will look at the plan in detail to assess the potential effects, both alone and in-combination with other plans and will identify any necessary changes to the plan to ensure that Natura 2000 sites are not impacted.

 

The statutory consultees will comment on the Habitats Regulations Appraisal.

 

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

 

Habitats Regulations Appraisal Screening Report

ID: 2504, revised 17/12/2018

Candidate Sites

  

Preferred Strategy Comments Form pdf Preferred Strategy Comments Form word
Additional Candidate Site Submission Form pdf Additional Candidate Site Submission Form word
Additional Candidate Site Sustainability Appraisal Form pdf Additional Candidate Site Sustainability Appraisal Form word

Additional Candidate Site Guidance Note

Guidance on the Sustainability Appraisal of Additional Candidate Sites

Appendix to Guidance on the Sustainability Appraisal of Additional Candidate Sites

  

The Candidate Sites’ Register is published below. This includes details of all Candidate Sites received by the Authority between 22nd March and the 14th August 2018, and an initial assessment of those sites where residential use is proposed for the whole or part of the site.

The Candidate Site Register

Table

Maps

A-E

Fishguard & Goodwick

F-L

Haverfordwest & Merlins Bridge

Milford Haven & Neyland

M-R

Narberth

Pembroke Dock

Pembroke

S-W

Transport Schemes - Roads

Transport Schemes - Shared Use Paths

 

Additional Candidate Sites received as part of the Preferred Strategy consultation will be published in April 2019. 

The assessment of Candidate Sites will take place throughout early 2019, following the criteria set out in the Candidate Site Analysis Methodology. Proposers of Candidate Sites will find out whether or not their site has been included in the LDP2 when a full draft of the Plan is published (known as the Deposit Plan).  This is anticipated to take place in Autumn 2019.

ID: 2505, revised 19/02/2019

Preferred Strategy

The Preferred Strategy sets out the overall direction proposed for the replacement Local Development Plan.  It sets out the Plan’s vision, issues and objectives, preferred level of growth and spatial strategy and provides the strategic framework for more detailed policies. Nineteen Strategic Policies and five General Policies are proposed.

 

The Preferred Strategy, including the Key Diagram consultation ran between 17 December 2018 and 4 February 2019. 

The Preferred Strategy is the first formal publication in the LDP process and follows from previous consultation on Strategic Options and the ‘Call for Sites’ for inclusion within the replacement Local Development Plan.  An Easy Read Version of the Preferred Strategy is available.

 

The Preferred Strategy is published alongside the following documents -

  • A Candidate Sites Register.  The Authority has previously invited anyone with an interest in land to submit sites for consideration for inclusion within the Local   Development Plan. These sites are published in the Candidate Sites Register. An initial assessment of whether sites proposed for housing including as part of a mixed use site has been undertaken.  

 

  • The Local Development Plan Review Report. The report sets out what needs to change in the Local Development Plan and why.

 

  • Initial SA Report Preferred Strategy.  The initial appraisal has been undertaken to understand the social, environmental and economic effects of the preferred options, strategic and general policies proposed within the Preferred Strategy.  This should be read in conjunction with the SA Scoping Report and its associated Appendices.

 

 

  • An Equalities Impact Assessment has been undertaken. It assesses impact so as to understand the likely or actual impact on protected groups.

  

What happens next?

All responses will be considered by the Authority and the Authority will set out how comments have been taken into account for the Preferred Strategy.

A new schedule of Candidate  Sites will also be published, along with the Authority’s initial assessment of them as part of an updated Candidate Sites Register.

 

  

 



ID: 2506, revised 15/02/2019

Deposit

The LDP has not yet reached this stage of development

ID: 2507, revised 21/09/2017

Submission

The LDP has not yet reached this stage of development

ID: 2508, revised 21/09/2017

Examination

The LDP has not yet reached this stage of development

ID: 2509, revised 12/02/2019

Adoption

The LDP has not yet reached this stage of development

ID: 2510, revised 21/09/2017

Monitoring & Review

The LDP has not yet reached this stage of development

ID: 2511, revised 21/09/2017