Development Briefs

Planning development briefs for projects in the Vale of Glamorgan


St Athan Development Brief

St Athan Development Brief

The St. Athan Development Brief was approved by Council in July 2006.


The Brief outlines the proposals behind the Defence Training Review bid for new military training facilities, which have been submitted by Metrix to the MOD; Confirms the relationship of the Training Academy and Aerospace Wales proposals on the St. Athan site and provides a basis for the consideration of any future planning application(s) for the St. Athan site.

Barry Waterfront Development Principles Document

The Barry Waterfront Development Principles document which outlines the Council's Vision and requirements for the development of the remaining areas of Barry Waterfront was approved by Cabinet on the 29th July 2009. 


Barry Waterfront Development Principles

Land to the North of the Railway Line, Rhoose Approved Development Brief

The Council has prepared and approved the above development brief as part of the Unitary Development Plan process. The brief will guide future development of the site and will be a significant material consideration in the determination of any forthcoming planning application.


The brief describes the planning, design and transport requirements for the site along with any constraints. It is essential that the development of this site makes an effective and positive contribution to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the local community, which the brief seeks to ensure.


A six-week consultation took place on the draft development brief between Monday 31 July 2006 and Friday 8 September 2006. The Council received a significant number of comments and some changes have subsequently been made to the development brief.


Response to the representations and changes  Approved Development Brief 

Cowbridge Garden Centre Development Brief

The Council has approved a Development Brief for the site of Hurran's Garden Centre in Cowbridge. The brief has been prepared to assist all relevant parties with an interest in the future of the site. The council, through the Development Brief, seeks to promote the significant opportunities that may arise in any future redevelopment of this important brown field site and outline some of the constraints relating to the site in order to maximise the quality of the final development achieved.


The draft Development Brief was the subject of a public consultation exercise carried out in October 2004. Several representations were received and taken into account in the final draft of the Development Brief, which has now been approved by Council for the purposes of Development Control.

Site Development Procedures

The Council has established a procedure for the production, reporting, consultation and adoption of Site Development and Planning Brief Procedures.

Site Development and Planning Brief Procedures