Local Development Plan (LDP)

The Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan (LDP) 2011-2026 provides the local planning policy framework for the Vale of Glamorgan and was adopted by the Council on 28th June 2017.


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.



Monitoring is key to ensuring the successful delivery of the LDP. The Council is required to prepare an Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) and submit it to the Welsh Government by the 31st October each year following adoption of the LDP. The AMR examines whether the policies identified in the monitoring framework are being implemented effectively and whether any revisions are required. The current AMR covers the period 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019 and is available to view below:


Adoption of the Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan 2011-2026

On the 28th June 2017 the Council adopted the Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan 2011-2026. The LDP became operative on its adoption and supersedes the previous adopted Unitary Development Plan (UDP). The LDP will be the basis for decisions on land use planning in the Vale of Glamorgan and will be used by the Council to guide and manage new development proposals.


Adopted LDP Documents:


The LDP, Adoption Statement, Final Sustainability Appraisal Report and Inspector's Report are available to view during normal opening hours at the following locations:

  • Vale of Glamorgan Council, Dock Office, Barry Docks, Barry, CF63 4RT
  • Vale of Glamorgan Council, Civic Office, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU
  • Vale of Glamorgan Council, Alps Depot, Quarry Road, Wenvoe, CF5 6AA

Electronic copies are also available to view at all Vale of Glamorgan libraries during normal opening hours.  If you require further assistance, please contact officers in the LDP Team using the details below. 

Inspector's Report (May 2017)

On the 25th May 2017 the Council received the Inspector's report on the Examination into the Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan.  The Inspector concluded that, subject to the changes set out in Appendices A to C of the Report, the Vale of Glamorgan Local Develoment Plan 2011-2026 is sound. The Inspector's Report is available to view in the links below. The Inspector's Report is binding and the Council has incorporated the changes specified in the Adopted LDP.  



If you require further information on the Local Development Plan please contact the LDP team:


The Docks Office,

Barry Docks,


Vale of Glamorgan,

CF63 4RT