New Monmouthshire LDP Commences

A new Local Development Plan (LDP) for Monmouthshire has just commenced, with a ‘Call for Candidate Sites’ now open, which is the initial consultation to commence the new LDP process.

There will be a two stage Candidate Site consultation process during 2018 & 2019, with the current submission window being open until 19th November 2018.

Landowners with potential sites for development are encouraged to seek independent professional advice and representation. This is especially recommended if any approaches are received by any ‘speculators or developers’, to ensure that landowner’s interests are fully protected, and that any development opportunities are properly promoted independently through the LDP process to have the optimal chance of success.

The new LDP has been brought forward from 2022, as the current LDP (adopted in 2014) has failed to deliver the number of houses required by the Welsh Government. The new LDP, once adopted, is set to run until 2033.

As a firm of Chartered Surveyors & Rural/Development Agents, Powells have extensive expertise in acting for clients with all land, planning and development matters. We provide independent professional advice to landowners, along with undertaking development plan representations to promote development opportunities for clients, throughout the LDP stages.

Any landowners with sites potentially suitable for development are encouraged to come forward urgently for a free no-obligation initial planning appraisal to be undertaken. Powells can then advise on the appropriate stages of the LDP process to how best to try and secure a development allocation for any sites that do have credible development potential.

Powells assisted a number of clients with the successful allocation of sites under the current LDP. There are a number of complex stages to the LDP process which often require detailed representations with supporting technical evidence, as well as engagement with the LDP forward planning team to try and secure a development allocation. Professional representation is important to provide your site with the best opportunity for a successful allocation.

For a free no-obligation initial planning assessment of any site, or further information on the LDP process, please do not hesitate to contact Stuart Leaver (Head of Planning & Development) or David Powell for a fully confidential discussion. 01600 714140 | enquiries@powellsrural.co.uk.