Public consultation has opened today (Wednesday, 15th January) on Pembrokeshire County Council’s replacement Local Development Plan – known as the Deposit Plan.
The Deposit Plan covers the area of Pembrokeshire excluding the National Park.
Members of the public have until 11th March to have their say on the proposals. The consultation will include a series of drop-in sessions between 10th and 27th February.
The Deposit Plan identifies a need for 6,800 new homes between 2017 and 2033 (425 a year) including 2,000 affordable homes.
This growth will be distributed across the Plan area in accordance with a whole County strategy, which promotes sustainable development.
Residents are advised to look at the Deposit Plan text and maps to view proposals in their area. The Deposit Plan proposes revised town and village boundaries (known as settlement boundaries) and a range of sites are allocated (identified) for different land uses, including 70 sites for housing.
The replacement Local Development Plan will provide opportunities for growth across the Plan area in rural as well as urban settlements. This should enable the growth of rural Welsh speaking communities.
For the first time Pembrokeshire’s Deposit Plan proposes the introduction of Space standards to support well-being objectives and provide sufficient space for recycling.
On large housing sites, 10% of homes will need to be built to Lifetime Homes standards to ensure there are sufficient numbers of adaptable homes to meet the needs of an ageing population. In addition to this, four specific sites are allocated for Specialist and Supported Accommodation for the elderly.
The Deposit LDP 2 and related documents are available to view on the Council’s website at: www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/local-development-plan-review/deposit
Hard copies are also available at County Hall, Haverfordwest, in Pembrokeshire County Council Customer Service Centres and in local Libraries, during normal opening hours.
· If you wish to have your say on the Deposit Plan you can do so using the Representations Form available online at the above website address, or in paper format from County Hall, Haverfordwest. This form should be used for making comments wherever possible.
· Please email your representation forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to The Development Plans Team, County Hall, Freeman’s Way, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1TP by 4.30pm on 11th March 2020.
· The drop-in sessions will take place at the following locations:
* Crymych Leisure Centre, 1500-1800, 10th February
* Milford Haven Leisure Centre, 1500-1800, 12th February
* Fishguard Leisure Centre, 1500-1800, 13th February
* Pembroke Town Hall, 1500-1800, 24th February
* Pembrokeshire Archives, Prendergast, Haverfordwest, 1500-1800, 26th February
* Kilgetty Community Centre, 1500-1800, 27th February