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Managing the future growth of the city

In line with legislation, Cardiff Council will be taking the first steps to carry out a full review of its Local Development Plan (LDP).

This is a statutory requirement, as it has been four years since the plan was adopted and a full review must now take place.

This review is necessary to ensure the plans remain up-to-date and are fit for purpose, so as a Planning Authority we can manage the future growth of the city.

Consultation will begin in the New Year and the findings will be fed back into the proposal before a final decision is taken by Full Council in the spring.

The current plan is successfully delivering its aims of managing growth and provides a policy context to determine affectively approximately 2,500 planning applications each year.  

The preparation of a replacement LDP provides an opportunity to keep this important policy document up-to-date and respond to new legislation and evidence which has emerged since work began on the previous LDP. 

The current LDP will remain in place until the replacement LDP has been adopted, which will take three and half years to complete and includes various stages of consultation and engagement with the public and stakeholders.

A Spokesperson for Cardiff Council said: "Whilst the current Plan is working well, it's important we don't sit back and ignore our statutory duty to review this vital document.

"The LDP provides a plan led approach to development in the city and through this review period we now have an opportunity to ensure that the revised LDP remains up-to-date and meets the future needs of the city.

"This includes how we respond to new challenges that we face, such as tackling the climate emergency and maximising the wellbeing of future generations.

"There will be a number of opportunities for residents and interested parties to engage with the process, as we continue to manage the future growth of the city."