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Public invited to drop-in sessions for Swansea masterplan

Residents and businesses are being given the chance to find out more about a long-term development plan to help shape Swansea in years to come.

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Swansea Council is currently asking for views on the deposit Local Development Plan (LDP) and so far has received hundreds of responses to the latest consultation.

The Council has already held 15 drop-in sessions and now a further two have been organised to help locals understand more about the plans before they give their views.

The latest sessions will take place in the Civic Centre on 23 & 24 August between 5pm - 7pm. Expert planning officers who have been directly involved in the draft LDP will be on hand to answer questions and provide advice on how to get involved further.

The deposit LDP highlights how and where land will be used in the city between now and the next ten years.

All councils in Wales are required to prepare a Local Development Plan. Swansea's draft LDP has earmarked a wide variety of sites across the city and has identified sites suitable for everything from housing, business use, green space and community facilities.

Robert Francis Davies, Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Regeneration, said: "We would urge those with an interest in the LDP to give us their views. The latest drop-in sessions will give the public the chance to ask questions and learn more about the plan before it is sent on for inspection.

"The public has been involved at every stage of this process and we've received more than 40,000 comments since the start of the process in 2010.

"Deciding on how we shape Swansea as a city for the next 10 years is a complex process. We have to consider the needs of communities and growth in population in order to develop more housing and the local facilities people need in new communities.

"Also important is the need to identify land that can help boost the city's economic prosperity and encourage businesses to set up in the city."

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