P-05-844 Immediate review of the Neath Port Talbot LDP

Completed petition

P-05-844 Immediate review of the Neath Port Talbot LDP

This petition was submitted by Emma Eynon, having collected 56 signatures.

Text of Petition

We, the undersigned, call on the Welsh Government to schedule an immediate review of the Local Development Plan for the Neath Port Talbot Area. Urgent changes are needed in order to review the guidance for rural areas, specifically around Welsh Valley Regeneration. As local residents, we do not feel that enough measures are in place to protect our communities from negative commercial development which severely impacts residential areas. Change is needed to enforce policies on Active Travel, protecting residential settlements and the Well-Being of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015. Our community in Blaengwrach is not adequately provided for in the LDP and we require action to be taken sooner than the scheduled review in 2020. We ask for the opportunity, at the very least, to be able to add exceptions and guidance to the LDP concerning developments attracting high volumes of traffic, such as petrol filling stations and drive through restaurants.



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 11/12/2018.

The Committee considered correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs together with further comments from the petitioner. Members concluded that decisions about whether or not a local development plan should be reviewed should be taken by each Local Planning Authority and, on that basis, the Committee agreed to close the petition.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 23/10/2018.


Assembly Constituency and Region

·         Neath

·         South Wales West


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

First published: 11/10/2018



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