Preferred Strategy

Ended on the 8 February 2019
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8. Strategic Objectives

8.1 The current Adopted LDP's strategic objectives were utilised as a starting point for the identification of strategic objectives for the Revised LDP.

8.2 The emergence of a range of contextual and policy drivers since 2014, most notably the Well Being of Future Generations Act 2015 and the signing of the Swansea Bay City Deal in 2017, mean that the Adopted LDP Strategic Objectives needed review. There was also a need to ensure to ensure that the Revised LDP strategic objectives were interwoven with the Revised LDP key issues and vision.

8.3 The Carmarthenshire Well Being Plan's wellbeing objectives have been utilised to group the Revised LDP's Strategic Objectives. This ensures that a local interpretation of wellbeing is interwoven into the strategic objectives and the Plan's strategy from the outset.

Whilst not directly identified as Revised LDP strategic objectives in themselves, the Council's wellbeing objectives, as outlined within the Corporate Strategy "Moving Forward in Carmarthenshire - the next 5 years – 2018-2023 have played an informing role. The Issues Vision and Objectives Topic Paper contains compatibility assessments between the Revised LDP strategic objectives, the Revised LDP strategic objectives and the Council's wellbeing objectives and the Revised LDP strategic objectives against the Sustainability Appraisal framework.

8.4 The Revised LDP strategic objectives are sufficiently aspirational and ambitious but are also deliverable within a spatial planning context. They respond and deliver upon the Plan's key issues and provide a platform for delivering its vision. They provide a platform for a Sound Plan, notably in terms of their fit, appropriateness and deliverability [18]

8.5 The strategic objectives are cross referenced to the relevant Revised LDP issue and are also subject to an analysis in terms of whether they are SMART (Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant and Time Bound).

8.6 The Revised LDP strategic objectives are below.

Healthy Habits - People have a good quality of life, and make healthy choices about their lives and environment.

SO1 To ensure that the natural environment, including habitats and species, are safeguarded and enhanced.

LDP Issues addressed

6, 7, 12, 13, 26, 32

Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time Bound

Aspirational and Ambitious

SO2 To assist with widening and promoting wellbeing opportunities through access to community, leisure and recreational facilities as well as the countryside.

LDP Issues addressed

10, 11, 12, 15, 22, 26, 32

Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time Bound

Aspirational and Ambitious

SO5 To safeguarded and enhance the built and historic environment and promote the appropriate reuse of redundant buildings.

LDP Issues addressed

8, 26, 27, 30, 32

Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time Bound

Aspirational and Ambitious

Early Intervention - To make sure that people have the right help at the right time; as and when they need it

SO3 To assist in widening and promoting education and skills training opportunities for all.

LDP Issues addressed

11, 15, 16, 22, 25, 26, 32

Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time Bound

Aspirational and Ambitious

SO4 To ensure that the principles of equal opportunities and social inclusion are upheld by promoting access to a high quality and diverse mix of public services, healthcare, shops, leisure facilities and work opportunities, as well as vibrant town centres.

LDP Issues addressed

2, 3, 9, 11, 14,16,18, 22, 25, 26, 32

Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time Bound

Aspirational and Ambitious

Strong Connections - Strongly connected people, places and organisations that are able to adapt to change

SO6 To ensure that the principles of spatial sustainability are upheld by directing development to sustainable locations with access to services and facilities and wherever possible encouraging the reuse of previously developed land.

LDP Issues addressed

5, 7,13, 22, 23, 26, 32

Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time Bound

Aspirational and Ambitious

SO7 To make a significant contribution towards tackling the cause and adapting to the effect of climate change, including promoting the efficient use and safeguarding of resources.

LDP Issues addressed

5, 7,13, 24, 26, 32, 33

Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time Bound

Aspirational and Ambitious

SO8 To contribute to the delivery of an accessible integrated and sustainable transport system, including links to alternative transport methods.

LDP Issues addressed

22 ,23 , 24, 26, 32

Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time Bound

Aspirational and Ambitious

Prosperous People and Places - To maximise opportunities for people and places in both urban and rural parts of our county.

SO9 To protect and enhance the diverse character, distinctiveness, safety and vibrancy of the County's communities by promoting a place making approach and a sense of place.

LDP Issues addressed

8, 26, 28, 31, 32

Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time Bound

Aspirational and Ambitious

SO10 To make provision for an appropriate mix of quality homes across the County based around the principles of sustainable socio-economic development and equality of opportunities.

LDP Issues addressed

3, 17, 18,19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26,28, 29, 32

Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time Bound

Aspirational and Ambitious

SO11 To assist in protecting, enhancing and promoting the Welsh Language and the County's unique cultural identity, assets and social fabric.

LDP Issues addressed

3, 17, 18, 20, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32

Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time Bound

Aspirational and Ambitious

SO12 To encourage investment & innovation in rural and urban areas by making adequate provision to meet employment need and to contribute at a regional level to the delivery of the Swansea Bay City Deal.

LDP Issues addressed

1, 2, 3, 4, 15, 16, 23, 25, 26, 32

Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time Bound

Aspirational and Ambitious

SO13 To make provision for sustainable & high quality all year round tourism related initiatives.

LDP Issues addressed

4, 25, 26, 32

Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time Bound

Aspirational and Ambitious

SO14 To reflect the requirements associated with the delivery of new development, both in terms of hard and soft infrastructure (including broadband).

LDP Issues addressed

23, 24, 25, 26, 32

Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time Bound

Aspirational and Ambitious

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[18] Paragraph 8.2.1.2 of the Welsh Government Local Development Plan Manual – Edition 2
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