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The Deposit Local Development Plan (LDP)

The Deposit LDP was published for consultation between 18 July - 31 August 2016. View the Deposit Plan and consultation representations and the Council's response.

Representations received as part of the Deposit Consultation, together with the Council's response can be viewed via the examination documents section.

The Council have prepared a PDF Document Deposit Consultation Report (PDF, 12MB)Opens new window which gives further details of the Deposit Consultation Process, summarises the main issues raised by the consultation, and provides summaries of representations together with the Council's response.


The Deposit LDP

The Deposit LDP presents a positive approach to managing the inevitable future growth and change that will occur within the City and County of Swansea. The policies and proposals set out in the plan address the county's need for new homes, jobs, infrastructure and community facilities to support economic growth and raise standards of living. Policies that promote development are set out alongside those that will ensure future proposals respect and promote the county's cultural heritage, important landscapes and sensitive environments.

The plan promotes a clear 'placemaking' agenda and strategy, and emphasises that future development must accord with the overarching aims of enhancing quality of life and well-being. Planning for growth that is commensurate with the aspirations of a City Region inevitably involves difficult decisions about releasing greenfield land for development, however the Deposit LDP provides the opportunity to ensure that such development is of a quality and nature that will ensure the place that is ultimately delivered provides a proud legacy for future generations.

The Deposit written statement comprises:

  • Overview and Strategy
  • Policies and Proposals
  • Monitoring Framework
  • Glossary
  • Proposals Map
  • Appendices

The LDP Proposals Map comprises a series of maps covering all areas of the county, and features a variety of designations overlain on an Ordnance Survey base. These include sites and development areas described in the preceding policies and proposals. It also defines the settlement boundaries of the main urban area and key villages, beyond which are the areas considered open countryside, where most forms of development are not favoured. The Proposal Map designations include:

  • Housing Sites (allocations and commitments)
  • Strategic Development Areas
  • District Centres and Retail Parks
  • Mineral Safeguarding Areas
  • Green Belt/Green Wedges
  • Special Landscape Areas


Viewing the Deposit Plan

The Deposit Plan policies and proposals may be viewed by downloading the documents as PDF using the links below.

Supporting assessments and evidence

The Deposit LDP is underpinned by a large amount of technical studies, assessments, evidence and supporting information which includes a Sustainability Appraisal (SA) incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA).  Supporting assessments and evidence which were submitted to the Examination as Core Documents and Evidence Base can also be viewed from the examination webpages: The LDP Examination.  Further details of underpinning evidence to the LDP can be viewed at LDP background documents.


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