Second Deposit LDP

Ended on the 14 April 2023
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Appendix 1 - Context - Legislative and National Planning Policy and Guidance

The statutory requirement to prepare and adopt a Development Plan for the administrative area of Carmarthenshire is set out under legislation, with specific guidance published by the Welsh Government on the procedural aspects of Plan preparation and its content. This includes:

  • The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended)
  • The Town and Country Planning (Local Development Plan, Wales) Regulations, 2005
  • Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 • Environment (Wales) Act 2016
  • Planning (Wales) Act 2015
  • Local Development Plan Manual – Edition 3

The Welsh Government are under a legal duty through the Government of Wales Act 2006 to promote sustainable development. This requirement in turn falls on the respective Local Authorities.

The 2nd Deposit Plan places sustainable development as a central part of its strategy. In this regard, reference should be had to the requirements of the:

  • Strategic Environmental Assessment Regulations 2004,
  • Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017, and
  • Equalities Act 2010

Each of the above have formed key parts of the Plan making process and have informed its content.

As well as the above legislative framework, the Plan is being prepared with regard to the National Planning. Policies and Guidance as well as other strategic thematic documents including the following:

  • Planning Policy Wales (PPW)
  • Technical Advice Notes (TANs)
  • Minerals Technical Advice Notes (MTANs)
  • Future Wales: the National Plan 2040
  • Welsh National Marine Plan 2019
  • Welsh Government Circulars
  • The Wales Transport Strategy
  • Economic Renewal: A New Direction
  • Vibrant and Viable Places – New Regeneration Framework
  • Environment Strategy for Wales
  • Shoreline Management Plan
  • One Wales: One Planet – The Sustainable Development Scheme for Wales
  • Climate Change Strategy for Wales
  • Working to Achieve a Healthier Future for Wales
  • Prosperity for All the National Strategy
  • Towards Zero Waste – One Wales One Planet: The Overarching Waste Strategy for Wales (2010)
  • The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011
  • Housing (Wales) Act 2014
  • Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016
  • Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013
  • The Wales Act 2017
  • Welsh Government - People, Places, Futures – The Wales Spatial Plan (WSP)
  • Environment (Wales) Act 2016
  • Countryside and Rights of Way Act (CRoW) 2000
  • The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2017


  • The Swansea Bay City Region Economic Regeneration Strategy 2013 – 2030:
  • Swansea Bay City Deal 2017
  • South-west Wales Regional Economic Delivery Plan (REDP)
  • Joint Local Transport Plan for South-west Wales (2015-20):
  • Waste Planning Monitoring Report(s) for the South-west Wales Region:
  • Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water Water Resources Management Plan
  • River Basin Management Plan Western Wales River Basin District
  • South-west Wales Area Statement
  • Regional Technical Statement (RTS) for the South Wales Regional Aggregate Working Party 2nd Review 2020
  • Market Analysis and Potential Interventions: A report to the Welsh Government, March 2020


  • Carmarthenshire County Council - Corporate Strategy
  • Moving Forward in Carmarthenshire: the next 5-years
  • Carmarthenshire Local Well Being Plan
  • Transformations: A Strategic Regeneration Plan for Carmarthenshire
  • Affordable Homes Delivery Plan 2016 – 2020: Delivering more homes for the people of Carmarthenshire
  • Moving Rural Carmarthenshire Forward
  • Carmarthenshire Economic Recovery and Delivery Plan (April 2021)
  • Carmarthenshire County Council – Gypsy Traveller Accommodation Assessment
  • Carmarthenshire Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP)
  • Local Flood Risk Management Strategy
  • Flood Risk Management Plan for the Western Wales River Basin District
  • Net Zero Carbon Action Plan
  • Carmarthenshire County Council - Ageing Well Plan
  • Carmarthenshire County Council - Older People's Strategy 2015-2025
  • Carmarthenshire County Council - Welsh in Education Strategic Plan
  • Carmarthenshire County Council – Social Care Annual Report
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