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The LDP Preparation Process

A recent Act in Parliament means that we have prepared what is called a Local Development Plan. This is a new type of Plan which will guide development and planning decisions in the National Park. A Commencement Order was needed to prepare the Local Development Plan.

The Local Development Plan was adopted by the Authority on the 29th of September 2010. It was operative on the day of adoption and is the current development plan. A copy of the Plan and accompanying documents is available on the Adoption page.

The Local Development Plan process offers greater consultation with, and involvement of, local people - with a publicised timetable of the LDP process and preparation, and increased opportunities for people to be a part of the plan, and its review. The Authority's commitment to this is set out in its Delivery Agreement.

The National Park Authority established a Core Member/Officer Working Group which consists of the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the main Committees (the National Park Authority, Performance and Review and Development Management).  Senior Management Team also attended to assist with drafting the Plan.

The National Park Authority was responsible for making all the key decisions at each stage in the Plan preparation process.

The Plan has also been influenced by the involvement of a Key Stakeholder Panel and a series of Community Panels.

There has been a reduction in the number of stages of the process to make it simpler and easier to understand.

The stages are:

Pre Deposit Consultation (The Preferred Strategy)

Deposit Plan

Alternative Sites



Examination & Inspector's Report


The Plan is also subject to a Sustainability Appraisal that meets the requirement for a Strategic Environmental Assessment, and a Habitats Regulations Assessment.

Evidence has been gathered when preparing the Plan. This formed part of the Examination Library.

More information on the proposed new process is available on the Welsh Assembly Government's website.

If you would like to be involved in the process or be kept informed of progress please provide your name, organisation (if applicable), address and postcode. Your details will be entered into an electronic database held by the Authority. You will also receive a copy of our Newsletter. An email address is provided below.