Posted on: Thursday 18 March 2021
Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the Council will be holding an online public meeting on Microsoft Teams to answer your questions on these proposed sites.
- Craig Y Felin - 6pm - 7.30pm, Tuesday 23rd March 2021
- Llanfrechfa - 6pm - 7.30pm, Thursday 25th March 2021
You do not need Teams to join. We will email a link before the meeting which will allow you to join and participate in the meeting via your web browser. Please email email@example.com and we will send a link with a marker for your diary. On the night we will explain the plan and answer questions. If you prefer you can send your questions ahead of the event to the firstname.lastname@example.org email.
The current Local Development Plan (LDP) was adopted on the 3 December 2013. It provides a framework for local decision-making and brings together both development and conservation interests to ensure that any changes in the use of land are clear and provides maximum benefits to the community. The plan provides the basis for land use planning in the Borough by which planning applications will be determined. The plan gives a clear indication of where development will be encouraged and where it will be resisted.
The council is now updating this plan to identify where new developments such as housing, employment, community facilities, and supporting infrastructure such as roads will go in Torfaen up to 2033. The plan that covers all of this information is called the Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP). Before the RLDP is finalised, various stages of consultation need to take place with stakeholders and residents. You can get more information and comment on the plan by visiting https://getinvolved.torfaen.gov.uk/
The stage we are at now is called the Preferred Strategy. This is the first main consultation stage in the preparation of the RLDP which sets out how much development is needed and broadly where this is likely to be, which is why getting involved is so important.
The consultation has been open since November 2020 but due to Covid-19, the closing date had been extended to the 26th of March and will be extended further until the 30th of April to allow more time for comments.