RLDP Growth and Spatial Options

The Council has revisited the Growth and Spatial Options stage of the RLDP process due to the publication of updated key evidence, namely the Welsh Government 2018-based population and household projections. We undertook a non-statutory consultation in January – February 2021 on the revisited RLDP Growth and Spatial Options. This consultation closed on February 1st 2021.

The RLDP Growth and Spatial Options Paper sets out alternative growth and spatial options for the RLDP, together with the implications of each option and the extent to which they will achieve the RLDP objectives. The paper identifies what is currently the Council’s preferred growth and spatial options that are considered to best address the County’s key issues/challenges and meet the RLDP objectives. The current preference will be reviewed in the light of consultation responses. The options have been assessed independently through the Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA) Process. This is set out in the ISA of Strategic Options Report.

An Easy Read version of the Revised Growth and Spatial Options Paper and Executive Summary are also available along with an animation.

Community Engagement Events

Due to the restrictions associated with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we were not able to hold drop-in events across the County. Instead a number of virtual engagement events took place during the consultation period, where officers presented the alternative growth and spatial strategy options and responded to questions.

The following virtual engagement events were live-streamed and recorded, these are available to view using the links below.

A number of questions that were not answered live at the events are available and outlined in a table.

Consultation Responses

The responses received to this consultation have been considered and included in the Growth and Spatial Options Report of Consultation (June 2021) and have informed the preparation of the Preferred Strategy. A Growth and Spatial Options Background Paper (June 2021) has also been produced.