RESIDENTS are being given another opportunity to view and provide their feedback on a deposit revised Local Development Plan (LDP) – a key planning framework document developed by Carmarthenshire County Council to shape and guide development through to 2033.

This further consultation will provide an opportunity to those who were unable to participate in the initial consultation earlier this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

The key document shows how the county could change over the next 13 years and details land allocations for new homes and businesses, as well as policies to protect and promote the environment, the Welsh language, the economy and employment growth.

Distributing potential growth opportunities across six clusters, the plan sets the direction for the development of 8,835 new homes and 1,500 affordable homes, with a settlement pattern which reflects the diversity of Carmarthenshire’s communities and the needs of its urban and rural areas.

It also provides opportunities for around 80 hectares of land to be developed for the creation of over 5,000 new jobs.

The document provides a focus on wellbeing and on efforts to protect and enhance the county’s natural and built environments through sustainable development to ensure quality environments and places.

The plan also seeks to help address the council’s commitment to tackling climate change.

This further public consultation on the deposit revised LDP is open until October 2, 2020, giving people an opportunity to view and comment on the proposed land allocations and policies.

The consultation is just one element of a lengthy process which began in 2018, and which is due to be complete by the end of 2021.

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Cllr Mair Stephens, Executive Board Member for Strategic Planning, said: “We are extending the consultation for those who were unable to submit their views in the initial consultation due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The LDP will shape and guide future decision making and investment in Carmarthenshire. It sets out the amount and location of future new homes, affordable housing, employment and jobs, renewable energy, and identifies and protects areas of conservation and environmental importance.

“Setting a new LDP is a lengthy process, but one during which there is plenty of opportunity for people to share their views. A number of public consultations have been held, and will be held, before the final document is agreed.

“We encourage anyone with an interest in building, land development, the environment, their local communities and how Carmarthenshire will be shaped in the future, to get involved and have their say.”

The deposit revised LDP and supporting documents are available to view on the council’s website, www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales, as well as at the council’s customer service Hwbs and public libraries at Carmarthen, Llanelli, Ammanford, Llwynhendy, Llandeilo and Burry Port. Viewing of the Deposit Revised LDP is by appointment only in order to meet social distancing requirements.

For Library viewing call Ammanford 01269 598361, Burry Port 01554 834478, Carmarthen 01267 224990, Llandeilo 01558 825323, Llanelli 01554 744288 or Llwynhendy 01554 778402.

For an appointment to view documents at the Hwbs call 01267 234567.

Those who have already submitted comments or representations during the initial consultation period should not re-submit their original representation(s).

The consultation is open until 4.30pm on Friday, October 2, 2020.

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