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Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP)

To ensure Local Development Plans (LDPs) are kept up to date, local planning authorities are required to review their Plan at least every 4 years from the date of adoption, or earlier if the findings of the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) indicate a need.


Survey to understand the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s shopping, leisure and town centre requirements

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is working with experts Nexus Planning on a Retail Capacity Study to feed into the Replacement Local Development Plan.


More information on the Retail Capacity Study

Integrated Sustainability Appraisal 


The Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA) is being completed in order to consider and communicate the likely effects of an emerging plan, and suggest alternatives. It focuses on key sustainability issues and fulfils a number of legislative requirements, with the aim of mitigating negative impacts and maximising positive impacts of the plan-making process. 


The first stage of the ISA process is the scoping report, this was subject to a public consultation between 24/08/2022 and 29/09/2022, to obtain the views of stakeholders. The consultation responses and proposed changes are currently being considered. The amended documents will be published in due course. Details on the ISA Scoping Report can be found here: 


 ISA Homepage  

Call for Candidate Sites  


The RLDP will inform and guide planning and development in the Vale for the next 15 years. A key element of the RLDP preparation is the identification of potential sites for a variety of land uses. The call for candidate sites commenced on 20/06/2022 and closed on 13/09/2022. The candidate site submissions are currently being processed and will be published in a Candidate Site Register in due course. Details of the candidate site process including how they will be assessed are available here:

Candidate Site Homepage

Review Report and Delivery Agreement 


The Review Report considers the effectiveness of the adopted LDP and confirms the revision procedure to be followed in preparing the Replacement LDP. 


The Delivery Agreement contains a Community Involvement Scheme and timetable for preparing and adopting the Replacement LDP. 


Both documents were subject to a public consultation between 5/11/21 and 31/1/22 to obtain the views of stakeholders. The consultation responses and proposed changes to both documents were considered and approved by Cabinet on 14/3/22 and Full Council on 25/4/22. The amended documents were subsequently submitted to Welsh Government and approved on 4/5/22. 


The Review Report and Delivery Agreement can be viewed on line (see hyperlinks above) or in hard copy at the Council’s principal office (Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU) and at the four Vale of Glamorgan Council managed libraries during normal opening hours (subject to Covid 19 restrictions). 


Register your Interest


If you wish to be kept informed of progress on the RLDP, please register your interest by completing and submitting the form below:


RLDP Register Your Interest Form


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Development Plans Community Guide


The Welsh Government have published guidance for the public on the preparation of development plans and how you can get involved.


The guide provides a useful and helpful resource for communities and interested parties to assist understanding of the development plan process in Wales. It advises when to engage and how to do this in meaningful ways, to ensure views are made as early as possible to influence plans. A quick read guide is also available.