Local Development Plan (LDP)

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is preparing a new Local Development Plan (LDP), which will set out how land within the Vale of Glamorgan is used between 2011 and 2026.

The Vale of Glamorgan Deposit Local Development Plan 2011 - 2026 has been prepared and is based on the information gathered at previous stages of the LDP process which are detailed below.


The Plan sets out the vision, objectives, strategy and policies for managing development in the Vale of Glamorgan, and contains a number of local planning policies and makes provision for the use of land for the purposes of housing, employment, retailing, recreation, transport, tourism, minerals, waste, and community uses. It also seeks to identify the infrastructure that will be required to meet the growth anticipated in the Vale of Glamorgan up to 2026, and provides a monitoring framework for assessing the effectiveness of the Plan.


The Deposit LDP Written Statement (November 2013) is accompanied by a Proposals Map and a Constraints Map:


Interactive Proposals Map


Latest News - Further Matters Arising Changes (February 2017)

Following the four additional hearing sessions, the Council is consulting on a number of proposed changes that have emerged as a result of the matters arising from the additional hearing sessions held regarding New Allocations, Gypsy & Travellers, Miscellaneous Matters and the Monitoring Framework.  The six week public consultation period on the Further Matters Arising (FMACs) will run from Friday 17th February to midnight on Friday 31st March 2017.


Further details can be found on the LDP Examination page.


Additional Hearing Sessions January 2017

Following the MACs consultation the Inspector requested four additional Hearing Sessions which were held in January and February 2017.  For further details please see Hearing Sessions 24, 25, 26a and 26b on the LDP Examination page.

Matters Arising Changes

The Council consulted on a number of proposed changes that have emerged as a result of matters arising during the hearing sessions of the Examination. The proposed changes are called Matters Arising Changes (MACs) and are set out in the MAC Schedule.  The six week consultation period on the MACs was held from 16 September to 28 October 2016. All duly made representations on the MAC Schedule, MAC Sustainability Appriasal (SA) and MAC Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) have been forwarded to the Inspector for consideration and are contained within the MAC Representations Register (November 2016).   




Submission of the LDP to the Welsh Government and Planning Inspectorate

Following the decision of Council on the 24th June 2015 (Council Minute 153), and in accordance with Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (LDP) (Wales) Regulations 2005, the Vale of Glamorgan LDP together with the necessary supporting documentation was submitted to the Welsh Government and the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination on 24th July 2015.


The submission documents comprise the Deposit LDP, the Sustainability Appraisal Report (incorporating the Environmental Report), the Community Involvement Scheme, a Consultation Report, copies of the representations and other supporting documents relating to the preparation of the LDP. The submission documents can be viewed online in the Examination Library as shown on the LDP Examination webpage.


Alternatively, paper copies of the submission documents can be viewed at the Council’s Civic Offices and Dock Offices in Barry, the Alps Depot in Wenvoe and at all local libraries during normal opening hours.


An independent Inspector has been appointed on behalf of the Welsh Government to conduct an Examination in Public to determine whether the LDP is sound. A Pre Hearing Meeting took place on 19 November 2015 and Hearing Sessions commenced on Tuesday 19 January 2016.


Further details regarding the Examination Process, including all Examination Documents, can be found on the LDP Examination webpage, below. It is recommended that anyone interested in the process regularly check the Examination pages as updates and new documents will be added as these become available during the Examination.


View Notice of Submission (English/Welsh)    LDP Examination

Focused Changes

At the same time as submitting the LDP to the Welsh Government and the Planning Inspectorate for examination, the Council consulted on the Focused Changes to the LDP which have been proposed as a consequence of the Deposit LDP and Alternative Sites consultations.

The consultation took place from 24th July to 4th September 2015. The Schedule of Focused and Minor Changes can be found in the Examination Library and is referenced as document SD05. The Focused Changes Representations Register (2015) contains a copy of the responses made during this consultation.

Alternative Sites

Following the public consultation on the Deposit Local Development Plan, the Council consulted on the site allocation representations that were received. These are suggested sites that individuals and organisations consider should be allocated in the Plan; removed from the Plan or amended in some way. The Alternative Sites public consultation took place over the 6 week period from Thursday 20th March and ending on Thursday 1st May 2014.


Further explanation on the alternative sites stage can be found in the Alternative Sites Register which lists all suggested alternative sites. 


The Alternative Sites Representations Register contains a copy of the responses made during this consultation.


Alternative Site Register


LDP Deposit Plan CoverDeposit Plan

Following the decision of Council on 23rd October 2013, the Vale of Glamorgan Deposit Local Development Plan 2011 - 2026 and associated documents underwent a formal 6 week public consultation ending at 5pm on Friday 20th December 2013.


The Deposit LDP Representations Register contains a copy of the responses made during this consultation.



View the Deposit LDP and Associated Documents




LDP-Delivery-Agreement-CoverDelivery Agreement

The Council has produced a Delivery Agreement, which sets out the timetable for the preparation of the Plan together with a Community Involvement Scheme that describes how and when stakeholders, including the general public, can get involved.


The Council is required to keep the LDP timetable under regular review and in May 2014 sought agreement from the Welsh Government (WG) to amend it following the Deposit LDP public consultation in accordance with Welsh Government Guidance.


The amended LDP timetable was agreed by WG on the 23 May 2014 and has been incorporated into the Delivery Agreement (Revised May 2014).


Paper copies of the Delivery Agreement (Revised May 2014) will also be made available at various deposit locations across the Vale of Glamorgan.


The Welsh Government has also published a document entitled Planning Your Community (July 2006) which seeks to encourage community involvement in the new Local Development Plan process in Wales.




If you require further information on the emerging LDP please contact the LDP team:


The Docks Office,

Barry Docks,


Vale of Glamorgan,

CF63 4RT