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Call for potential development sites

 
Created on 08/02/2011 @ 20:11
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Residents, landowners, developers and community councils have the opportunity to identify suitable land that can meet the needs of their local community.

Powys County Council is calling for potential development sites, known as candidate sites, as part of the work currently being undertaken for the Local Development Plan.  The plan will be important to everyone as it will guide the scale and location of new development across Powys, apart from the Brecon Beacons National Park, and will provide the basis for decision-making on planning applications up until 2026.

Cllr Wynne Jones, Board Member for Development and Planning Policy, said: "This plan is really important for the county because it will guide growth and development within our communities while protecting sensitive environments.

"We want to find land for all purposes including housing and affordable housing, employment, retailing, recreation and leisure, transport facilities, health and community uses and minerals and resources and waste.

"If you own or know of land which may be suitable for development purposes or should be protected from development, we would like to you to submit it as a candidate site so that it can be considered for inclusion in the Local Development Plan."

Candidate sites can be submitted from Monday 14 February for 12 weeks.  Site information should be submitted on a Candidate Site Proposal Form and accompanied by an up-to-date location plan by Friday 6 May.

"Once completed, the Local Development Plan will replace the Unitary Development Plan and will be used to determine whether planning applications should be permitted or refused," added Cllr Jones.

To find out all the information you need, including the application form and guidance notes visit www.powys.gov.uk and follow the links to the Planning Policy and Local Development Plan pages.

Alternatively pick up forms from one of the main Powys County Council buildings, your local library or local customer service point.

Further queries can be emailed to ldp@powys.gov.uk or telephone 01938 551229 or 01874 612351. Alternatively contact your local County Councillor about the Local Development Plan.

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