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The LDP Examination

Current position on Swansea LDP Examination and core examination documents and evidence base.

Please see Examination Documents section for ALL documents and correspondence prepared and/or submitted relevant to the examination, including Inspectors' requests for additional information and Council's responses.

15 AUGUST 2018

ED087  PDF Document Council's Addendum to ED073 Affordable Housing Targets and S106 costs (PDF, 914KB)Opens new window

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6 JULY 2018: POSTPONED HEARING SESSIONS 17 TO 19 RE-SCHEDULED TO 10 & 11 SEPTEMBER 2018 (with contingency day on 25 September)

ED086  PDF Document Inspectors' letter to Council following postponement of hearings re temporary suspension and viability (06.07.18) (PDF, 446KB)Opens new window

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29 JUNE 2018 - IMPORTANT NOTICE: POSTPONEMENT OF HEARING SESSIONS 17 TO 19

Due to illness, hearing sessions 17 to 19 have been postponed. These will now be held after the summer period (exact dates to be confirmed in due course). The Inspectors apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

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w/c 18 JUNE 2018:

ED085  PDF Document Council Statement on Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople - Update on Planning Application and Implications for the LDP (19.06.18) (PDF, 1MB)Opens new window

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w/c 11 JUNE 2018 - Key Exam documents:

ED083  PDF Document Council letter of response to the Inspectors re Gypsy & Traveller site matter (11 June 2018) (PDF, 350KB)Opens new window 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  As the Council's Gypsy & Traveller statement was only published last Wednesday the Inspectors have decided to extend the deadline for written submissions for participants  of Session 18 - Policy H 6 (i.e. Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales) to 12 noon on Weds 20 June.

ED084 STATEMENTS submitted (13 Jun 2018) by participants and Council for Additional Hearing Sessions 17 to 19 (POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) in response to the Inspectors' Matters & Issues Agendas [ED079]:

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w/c 4 JUNE 2018 - Key Exam documents:

ED080 Council AP Statement arising from HS13 - Gypsies and Travellers Policy H6 and Appendices (submitted 6 June 2018):

ED081  PDF Document •Statement arising from various Hearing Sessions Amendments to Maps and Plans (including Proposals Map, Constraints Map and Concept Plans) 6 June 2018 (PDF, 22MB)Opens new window  

ED082  PDF Document Inspectors' Letter to Council regarding Gypsy and Traveller site planning app June 2018 (7 June 2018) (PDF, 433KB)Opens new window

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1 JUNE 2018 - Key exam documents for July Hearing Sessions 17 to 19: 

ED068  PDF Document Additional Hearings Programme for July 2018 - REVISED 01.06.18 (PDF, 468KB)Opens new window 

Council Action Point Statements and additional information arising from Hearings 10 to 16 :

ED069  PDF Document Council AP Statement arising from HS10 Green Belt Wedge (May 2018) (PDF, 3MB)Opens new window 

ED070  PDF Document Council AP Statement arising from HS13_HMOs and Conversions (May 2018) (PDF, 7MB)Opens new window 

ED071  PDF Document AP Statement arising from HS 14 Renewable Energy - UPDATED WITH MAP (June 2018) (PDF, 2MB)Opens new window

ED072  PDF Document Council REA Update May 2018 referred to in RE Statement [ED071] (May 2018) (PDF, 31MB)Opens new window 

ED073  PDF Document REVISED Statement - Matters Agreed & Not Agreed Council & HBF - Policy H3 (June 18) (PDF, 1MB)Opens new window

ED074  PDF Document Council AP Statement arising from HS15 Affordable Housing Policies H4 & H5 (May 2018) (PDF, 1MB)Opens new window 

ED075  PDF Document Council Informative Note arising from HS15_site assessment process (May 2018) (PDF, 415KB)Opens new window 

ED076  PDF Document Council AP Statement arising from HS16_amendments to H1.33 (May 2018) (PDF, 2MB)Opens new window 

ED077  PDF Document Council Hearing Statement 17 Monitoring (May 2018) (PDF, 1MB)Opens new window 

ED078  PDF Document Detailed FCA by Capita for Gypsy Traveller Site Pant Y Blawd (April 2018) (PDF, 4MB)Opens new window 

ED079 Inspectors' Matters & Issues Agendas for July Hearing Sessions 17 to 19 (POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE):

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18 May 2018 - Additional Hearings

The Inspectors have now programmed the additional hearings required for the ongoing examination of the LDP, and these will be held on Tue 3 July and Wed 4 July 2018.  The additional hearings programme [ED068] provides details of the hearings sessions and invited participants.  Only those who have previously made written representations relevant to the subject matters to be discussed and/or involved in the previous related sessions are included as participants for these additional sessions.  If you are not listed and wish to request to participate in any of the sessions, please let me know by return email, but please note that discussions will be strictly limited to the matters and issues set out on the hearing agendas.

ED068  PDF Document Additional Hearings Programme for July 2018 (17.05.18) (PDF, 463KB)Opens new window 

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w/c 16 April 2018 - Important Notice:

The examination has been temporarily suspended for a period of 6 weeks while the Council undertakes additional work on a limited number of matters. The examination is scheduled to recommence on 29 May 2018.  Additional hearing sessions including the postponed Monitoring session will be held in the summer, dates to be confirmed.  The website will be updated and participants notified as soon as the details have been finalised.  For more information, please refer to the Inspectors' letter dated 16 April 2018 [ED067]

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w/c 2 April 2018 - Key exam documents published:

ED066  PDF Document Session 15 (28 March) Action points (4.4.18) (PDF, 409KB)Opens new window 

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w/c 26 March 2018 - Key examination documents published:

ED052 Week 5 Action Points for Hearing Sessions 10 and 16:

ED053 Hearing Session 10 & 15:  PDF Document Council Statement on Requirement and Provision of Housing Gower Fringe (26.3.18) (PDF, 879KB)Opens new window

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w/c 19 March 2018 - Key examination documents published:

ED045 FURTHER STATEMENTS submitted (19 Mar 2018) by participants for Hearing Session 15 in response to the Inspectors' Matters & Issues Agenda [ED007.15] and Council updates ED030-32, ED035 & ED037:

ED046 Week 4 Action Points for Hearing Sessions 11 to 14:

ED047  PDF Document Council Statement arising from HS2 Policies IO1 and IO2 (20.3.18) (PDF, 903KB)Opens new window

ED048  PDF Document Council Statement arising from HS 2, 3 and 9 Employment (20.3.18) (PDF, 1MB)Opens new window

ED049  PDF Document Council Statement arising from HS7 ALC at site SD I (20.3.18) (PDF, 809KB)Opens new window

ED050  PDF Document SD G Preliminary Viability Assessment arising from Session 5 - AP5.1 (Welsh Gov 21.3.18) (PDF, 2MB)Opens new window

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15 March 2018 - IMPORTANT NOTICE: HEARING SESSION 17 (MONITORING) POSTPONED.  Matters arising from the hearings held to date require additional hearing sessions to be programmed, therefore the MONITORING Session 17 which was due to be held on 22 March 2018 is POSTPONED until after the additional sessions have taken place.  Details of the additional sessions and dates will be published and participants notified in due course.

12 March 2018 - Key examination documents published:

ED037  PDF Document Replacement Council Statement Trajectory & Land Supply - Sessions 2, 3 and 8 UPDATE TO APPENDIX 2 & 5 (PDF, 5MB)Opens new window  SUPERSEDES ED029

ED038  PDF Document Council Statement arising from HS1 IIA and WBFGA compliance 12.03.18 (PDF, 628KB)Opens new window 

ED039  PDF Document Council Statement arising from HS9 Retailing 12.03.18 (PDF, 1MB)Opens new window 

ED040  PDF Document Council Statement arising from HS9 Tourism 12.03.18 (PDF, 597KB)Opens new window

ED041 Hearing Session 13:  PDF Document Welsh Government comments to FCA and NRW comments [ED036] (12.3.18) (PDF, 135KB)Opens new window

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9 March 2018 - Key examination documents published: 

ED036 Hearing Session 13: Council's Site Flood Consequence Assessment (Appendix 2 to HS13 Statement) and comments from Natural Resources Wales:

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7 March 2018 - NOTICE TO PARTICIPANTS

The Council has submitted Statements addressing matters arising/action points from Sessions 2, 3, 4 and 8 - these have been published as examination documents ED029 to ED033.  

As documents ED029 to ED033 relate to the amended trajectory and revised viability study, any participants attending the Reserve Session 15 on 28 March 2018, may if they wish comment on this information in their written statements by the deadline of 19 March 2018 (5pm).  However please note that written statements should not stray beyond matters raised in your original written representations.

The list of participants for the Reserve Session 15 on 28 March is shown on the HS15 webpage.  Please email the programme officer, tracey.smith@swansea.gov.uk if you think you should be attending this session and have not been included.  If you have not already done so, please confirm with the programme officer whether or not you will be attending session 15.

ED029  PDF Document Council Statement Trajectory and Land Supply - Sessions 2, 3 and 8 TYPO REVISED 7.5.18 (PDF, 5MB)Opens new window

ED030  PDF Document Swansea Council Statement arising from Hearing Session 4: Affordable Housing & Viability (Policies H2 and H3) (5.3.18) (PDF, 2MB)Opens new window

ED031  PDF Document Swansea Council Statement arising from Hearing Session 4: Affordable Housing - Off-Site Provision (Policy H4) (5.3.18) (PDF, 845KB)Opens new window

ED032  PDF Document Swansea Council Statement arising from Hearing Session 4: Affordable Housing - Local Needs Housing and Rural Exception Sites (Policy H5) (5.3.18) (PDF, 2MB)Opens new window

ED033  PDF Document Swansea Council Statement arising from Hearing Session 8: H1.35 Land South of former Cae Duke Colliery, Loughor (5.3.18) (PDF, 888KB)Opens new window

ED034 PDF Document Joint Statement between Council and NRW re AP2.6 for Session 14 - Update on Water Quality and Burry Inlet and Loughor Estuary, including agreed amendments to LDP (Feb 2018) (PDF, 1MB)Opens new window

ED035  PDF Document ED035 HBF email dated 7.3.18 re exam doc ED030 - to be discussed in Session 15 (PDF, 1MB)Opens new window

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28 February 2018 - IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Due to the amber weather warning for South Wales, the Inspectors have decided to cancel tomorrow's (Thu 1 March) Hearing Session 10 on Green Belt.  This session will now be held on Tue 20 March 2018 at 10:00.

Key Exam Docs added:

ED027 FURTHER STATEMENTS submitted (26 Feb 2018) by participants and Council for Hearing Sessions 11 to 14, 16 & 17 in response to the Inspectors' Matters & Issues Agendas [ED007]:

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27 February 2018 - IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Please note that Hearing Session 15 (Reserve) will now be held on Wed 28 March 2018 at 10:00 and will cover the topics set out in the PDF Document ED007.15 REVISED 2.3.18 Hearing Session 15 Agenda - Reserve (PDF, 183KB)Opens new window.  The change of date is to allow participants time to consider the Council's updated trajectory (Housing - Session 3) and updated viability assessments (Affordable Housing - Session 4) which will be available by 5 March 2018  (ED029 to ED033).

Anyone wishing to submit a statement in response to the questions set out in the Agenda, and/or the Council's updated trajectory and viability assessments referred to above, should do so by Mon 19 March 2018, in the usual way (i.e. one electronic and 3 paper copies to be with me by 17:00). 

Participants who attended Session 3 (Housing) and Session 4 (Affordable Housing) are invited to Session 15 and should confirm with the Programme Officer, Tracey Smith as soon as possible whether they will be participating in Session 15.

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December 2017 - Hearing sessions commence on Tuesday 6 February 2018 at 10.00 and will be held at the Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3SN and will last for around two months during February and March 2018, including a number of breaks.

ED002  PDF Document Guidance Notes for Participants AMENDED Jan 2018 (PDF, 566KB)Opens new window

ED003 PDF Document Draft Hearings Programme - REVISED 7 MARCH 2018 (PDF, 628KB)Opens new window THIS IS A LIVE DOCUMENT AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

ED008  PDF Document ED008 Swansea LDP - PHM Note 13.12.17 (PDF, 563KB)Opens new window 

 

    Planning Inspectors

    The Council submitted the Swansea Local Development Plan 2010-2025 (the 'LDP') to the Ministers of the Welsh Government for independent examination on 28 July 2017. Following formal acceptance of the submitted Swansea LDP on 4 August 2017, the Ministers of the Welsh Government have appointed Inspectors Rebecca Phillips BA(Hons) MSc DipM MCIM MRTPI and Paul Selby BEng (Hons) MSc MRTPI  to conduct the independent examination to assess the soundness of the LDP.  Rebecca Phillips has been appointed as the Lead Planning Inspector and Paul Selby as the Assistant Planning Inspector. On completion of the Examination, the Inspector will issue a Report for the Council giving recommendations for action which will be binding on the Council.

    Examination process

    The first meeting of the Examination will be a  Pre-Hearing Meeting (PHM), which will be held on Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 11.00. The PHM will take place at the Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE.  The purpose of the PHM is to explain and discuss procedural and administrative matters relating to the management of the Examination. The content and merits of the Plan and the representations will not be discussed at the PHM. 

    The formal Hearing Sessions of the Examination will consider the content of the Plan and deal with the representations on the Deposit LDP that have been duly made during the public consultation process.  The Hearings will commence on Tuesday 6 February 2018 at 10.00 and will be held at the Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3SN and will last for around two months during February and March 2018, including a number of breaks.  The specific dates for the full hearings schedule are available to view in the Hearings Programme document.  After the Hearings have been formally closed, the Examination remains open until the Inspector's Report is submitted to the Council. 

    Examination timetable

    Date of Submission of the LDP: 28 July 2017

    Date of Pre-Hearing Meeting: 13 December 2017 at 11.00 - Guildhall, Swansea

    Hearings commence: 6 February 2018 at 10.00 - Civic Centre, Swansea

    Inspector's report anticipated: September 2018 (TBC)

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