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The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority has made amendments to the Local Development Plan 2, following the Examination Hearing Sessions held in July and October 2019. These amendments are called Matters Arising Changes (MACs).

Further information, including copies of the Schedule of Matters Arising Changes, Sustainability Appraisal Addendum, Habitats Regulation Addendum, Equalities Impact Assessment Addendum and comments form can be found on the Matters Arising Changes webpage.

The closing date for representations relating to the Matters Arising Changes is 4.30pm on Friday 13 March 2020.


At the final hearing session on 1st October 2019, the Inspector announced that the likely date for submission of her report to the National Park Authority for fact checking will be 22nd January 2020.  She reminded the Authority that this report would be binding.

Hearing Sessions will be held at Pater Hall, Dimond Street, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6DD.






2 July 2019
Warrior Room

Matter 1 - Opening, Plan Preparation and Plan Strategy

3 July 2019
Warrior Room

Matter 2 - Special Qualities of the National Park

Matter 3 - Major Development, the Potential for Growth

4 July 2019
Warrior Room

Matter 4 - Climate Change, Sustainable Design, Renewable Energy and Flooding

Matter 5 -Visitor Economy, Employment and Community Facilities


9 July 2019
Warrior Room

Matter 6 - Housing Provision and Distribution

10 July 2019
Warrior Room

Matter 7 - Affordable Housing, Gypsy and Travellers Accommodation

11 July 2019
Warrior Room

Matter 8 - Allocated Sites:
Policy 48 (HA3, HA4, HA5, HA6, HA10, HA11)



1 October 2019
Warrior Room

Matter 9: Principal Residence / Local Connections Housing, Affordable Housing and Monitoring Framework

All Hearing sessions will start at 9:30am and 2:00pm each day, with a break for lunch at about 1.00pm, and a finish at about 4:30pm. 

Discussions in relation to the Monitoring Framework will be conducted in writing unless to Inspector considers it appropriate to hold a hearing session.

Hearing sessions to discuss Alternative Sites will only be held if the Inspector considers it necessary to do so.

The Pre-Hearing Meeting took place on Tuesday, 7 May 2019.  Notes of that meeting can be found in the Examination Library.


The Ministers of the Welsh Government have appointed Mrs Nicola Gulley MA MRTPI of the Planning Inspectorate, to conduct the independent Examination to assess the soundness of the Local Development Plan. Her role is to consider all the evidence and produce a report for the Authority giving her recommendations for action. The report will be binding on the Authority which must accept the changes recommended by the Inspector.


The Examination process will be administered by the Programme Officer Caroline Llewellyn who is independent of the Authority and will work under the direction of the Inspector.  All communications / enquiries regarding the Examination (including correspondence for the Inspector) should be addressed to the Programme Officer using the following contact details:

Contact Details


Tel: 07773 932339


Address: Llanion Park, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6DY

Examination Documents - Documents and correspondence prepared and submitted in relation to the Examination

Core Documents - Documents and guidance prepared and/or referred to in relation to the LDP (including the Authority's evidence base and submission documents).