The Anglesey and Gwynedd Joint Local Development Plan (pdf) was adopted on 31 July 2017. The LDP is a land use development strategy for a period of 15 years which concentrates on sustainable development. It will aim to achieve the following:
- Guide the development of housing, retail, employment and other uses;
- Include policies which will aid the Local Planning Authority’s decision with regard to planning applications;
- Protect areas to ensure the maintenance and enrichment of the natural and built environment
The details below outline the key stages and documents required as part of the process of preparing the Joint LDP.
This is the first stage in the process of preparing the JLDP. The current Delivery Agreement is split into two sections, the timetable and the Statement of Community Involvement. The Statement ensures that members of the public along with key stakeholders are part of the process of preparing the Plan.
The current Delivery Agreement was approved by Gwynedd Council on the 3 March 2016 and by the Isle of Anglesey County Council on the 10 March 2016. Here is a copy of a letter from the Welsh Government, which supports the revised timetable.
Gathering background information
It is imperative that the Plan, in terms of its policies and proposals, is based on a sound and credible evidence base and that it has also considered local, regional and national policies, plans and strategies. The results of the information gathering will be recorded in Topic and background Papers. Supporting documents will be regularly updated.
On going process
Developing the Vision Objectives and Strategic Options
A full version along with a booklet version of the document were published during a public engagement period in 2011/2012. The document recognises some of the key issues that the Plan must tackle, drafted a possible vision, identified possible strategic objectives, and suggested strategic growth and distribution options.
Has been undertaken 2011/2012
Preferred Strategy Document
This document provides an outline of the plan’s vision, objectives and the Preferred Strategy. This stage is a key stage for members of the public along with other stakeholders to comment on the Plan.
Public consultation period 9 May 2013 until 27 June 2013.
This is the full version of the JLDP. Producing the Deposit Plan will take the comments received during the consultation period for the ‘Preferred Strategy’ document into consideration.
Public consultation period ended 31 March 2015.
Details of the Independent Examination
On the 30 June 2017 the Council received the Inspector’s Report on the Examination into the Anglesey and Gwynedd Joint Local Development Plan. The Inspectors concluded that, subject to the changes set out in Appendix A and B of the Report, the Anglesey and Gwynedd Joint Local development Plan 2011 – 2026 is sound. The Inspector’s Report is available to view below. Publication of the Report concludes the Examination process.
The Inspector’s Report is binding and the Council will now incorporate the changes specified. As required by the Local Development Plan Regulations (2005) (as amended), the Council will make arrangements to adopt the Joint Local Development Plan within 8 weeks of receiving the Report.
Appendix A – Schedule of Matters Arising Changes (NMC)
Appendix B – Schedule of Inspector’s Matters Arising Changes (INMC)
On the 28th July 2017 Gwynedd Council decided to adopt the Anglesey and Gwynedd Joint Local Development Plan. The Isle of Anglesey County Council decided to adopt the Plan on 31st July 2017. Therefore the Anglesey and Gwynedd Joint Local Development Plan (Joint LDP) was adopted on the 31st July 2017. The Joint LDP became operative on its adoption and supersedes the following plans and interim policies:
| Isle of Anglesey County Council ||Gwynedd Local Planning Authority Area |
|Gwynedd Structure Plan (1993)
||Gwynedd Unitary Development Plan (2009)
|Anglesey Local Plan (1996)
|Anglesey Unitary Development Plan (stopped) (2005)
|Interim Planning Policy: Large Sites (2011)
|Interim Planning Policy: Rural Clusters (2011)
The Joint LDP will be the basis for decisions on land use planning in the Gwynedd Local Planning Authority area and Anglesey and will be used by the Councils to guide and manage new development proposals.
Joint LDP Adoption documents:
The adopted Joint Local Development Plan documents:
Adopted Joint Local Development Plan
Anglesey and Gwynedd Joint Local Development Plan - Written Statement
Adopted Joint Local Development Plan - Inset Maps
Adopted Joint Local Development Plan - Proposals Maps
Adopted Joint Local Development Plan - Constraints Maps
Final Sustainability Appraisal / Strategic Environmental Assessment Report
Final Habitat Regulations Assessment Report
Monitoring and Review
In accordance with sub-section 76 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 it is a requirement for Council’s to produce an Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) for their Joint LDP following its adoption, and keep a regular eye on every matter that is expected to impact the development of the Joint LDP area.
Welsh Government has published regulations and guidelines on what should be expected in an AMR. The AMR will be submitted to Welsh Government and published on the Councils' websites by 31 October every year (following the adoption of the Joint LDP, as long as a full financial year (1 April - 31 March) has elapsed since the adoption date of the Joint LDP). This first AMR encompasses a time from the date of adopting the Joint LDP (31 July 2017) until 31 March 2019.