Every local authority has a Local Development Plan that acts as a blueprint for the future of the authority and allows the council to have control over the development that will be built in different areas of the city.

Cardiff Council has begun the process to replace its Local Development Plan (LDP). The new LDP will be the main policy document that sets out how the city grows and changes after 2026. This will include where new homes and jobs should be placed, where new schools will be required, and what transport infrastructure will be needed. The LDP also agrees the planning policies that underpin any future changes.

It’s very important that Cardiff residents’ views are fed into this process. There are several ways you can go about doing this:

The deadline for this stage is July 23rd. There will then be additional stages for people to get involved as the plan starts to take shape.

Residents are being asked to give their views on how Cardiff should grow and develop in order to meet demand across the following four key areas:

  • Meeting future needs for homes, jobs and infrastructure;
  • Creating a healthy and sustainable city which responds to the climate emergency, promotes walking and cycling, and improves residents’ wellbeing;
  • Supporting the city centre and Cardiff Bay to kick start the post-COVID recovery;
  • Protecting and improving parks, open spaces, river courses, biodiversity and Cardiff’s historical & cultural assets.

This is a long process that will not complete until 2024, when the new plan must be approved by the Welsh Government. There are likely to be a number of opportunities for residents to contribute to consultations and we will continue to share details as the process moves along.

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