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Joint Local Development Plan (Anglesey and Gwynedd)

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.

Delivery Agreement


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

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.

Deposit Plan

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.

Independent Examination

Details of the Independent Examination

March 2016

Inspector’s Report

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 Reports

Local Planning Authorities are required to monitor the implementation of the Plan they have adopted by producing an Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) which is submitted to the Welsh Government.

Annual Monitoring Report 2 (Draft) (1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020)

Due to the pandemic Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James confirmed there was no need to submit an AMR in October 2020. Despite this, the Joint Planning Policy Service has prepared a Draft Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) for the period 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020. Due to the lockdown period in early 2020 it was not possible to collect all the evidence required and as a result the AMR has not been formally submitted to the Welsh Government therefore the Report (AMR2) is still in draft form.

At the request of the Welsh Government an Annual Monitoring Report for the period 1April 2019 – 31 March 2020 will be submitted together with an Annual Monitoring Report 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021 before the end of October 2021. 

Many issues have arisen during the period of the crisis, including greater concerns about various issues including the number of holiday and second homes and the use of them, concerns about the effects of over tourism on communities, the environment and the local infrastructure. Due to the period of AMB2 betwe

en 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020 these issues have not been addressed in the Report. These issues along with other issues that have arisen during the Covid-19 crisis will be discussed in AMB3 which will report on the period 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022 which will include the period of the crisis.

The Annual Monitoring Report 2 (draft) is available below.

Annual Monitoring Report 2 (draft)

Annual Monitoring Report 1 (1 August 2017 – 31 March 2019)

This report was submitted to the Welsh Government in October 2019. Annual Monitoring Report 1 is available below.

Annual Monitoring Report 1