Local development plan (LDP)
The Unitary Development Plan (UDP) is to be replaced within the next few years by a new form of Development Plan for Swansea known as the Local Development Plan (LDP). This page contains links to the key stages of the LDP process and provides an update on latest news.
The delivery agreement is the first stage of the LDP preparation process and sets out how the process is to be managed, a timetable for delivery and the Council's policies for involving the community.
This preliminary stage of the process sets the overarching aims of the LDP and puts forward various options for meeting future growth requirements over the Plan period.
The LDP draft proposals map defines the precise boundaries of proposed development allocations, including key strategic sites identified in the LDP Preferred Strategy, as well as proposed changes to settlement boundaries.
The LDP draft Proposals Map identifies a number of Strategic Sites. Draft Concept Plans have been produced for some sites, highlighting the mix of uses, facilities and infrastructure being promoted. These have been produced by the Site promoters working in partnership with the Council.
The Council may consider whether the LDP is likely to have a significant effect on a European site directly or indirectly either alone, or in combination with other plans and projects. This process is known as Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA). European sites are Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Marine SACs, Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Ramsar sites.
The Council intends to commission a County wide transport assessment of the key strategic development proposals identified in the draft LDP Preferred Strategy. This assessment will be an important element in demonstrating the soundness of the LDP, particularly in respect of quantifying the impact of its strategic proposals upon the transport network and demonstrating the sustainability of identified sites.
The SA/SEA Scoping Report identified a number of issues that needed to be taken into consideration during the preparation of the LDP. These issues were summarised in a series of issues papers.