Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP) Revised Delivery Agreement- October 2020

The Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP) Delivery Agreement was first approved by Welsh Government on 14th May 2018, with a revision approved in March 2020. This document sets out the timetable for delivering the RLDP and the strategy for community involvement. Progress on the preparation of the RLDP has not proceeded as quickly as envisaged in the original Delivery Agreement. This is due to various factors, most notably due to the Covid-19 pandemic although delays have been further exacerbated by the publication of recently corrected Welsh Government (WG) 2018- based population and household projections in August 2020.  This has resulted in the need to revisit the Growth and Spatial Options and Preferred Strategy stages of the RLDP process. These unavoidable delays to Plan preparation have necessitated a further revision to the RLDP Delivery Agreement.  A Revised Delivery Agreement has therefore been prepared which sets out a revised RLDP timetable, including the dates for the following key stages of the RLDP process:

  • RLDP Growth and Spatial Options Non-statutory Consultation: December 2020-January 2021
  • RLDP Preferred Strategy Consultation and Second Call for Candidate Sites: May-June 2021
  • RLDP Deposit Consultation: July-September 2022
  • RLDP Submission for Examination: early 2023
  • RLDP Adoption: Autumn 2023

The Community Involvement Scheme (CIS) has also been reviewed and adjusted in line with the Coronavirus Regulations (2020) and recent Ministerial advice to reflect social distancing and other measures. The Revised Delivery Agreement (October 2020)  was agreed by Welsh Government on 30th October 2020.