Candidate Site Register

The Candidate Site Register is a list of all sites submitted to the Council during the Call for Candidate Sites undertaken between 31st May and 20th August 2021. It is important to note that the submission of candidate sites should not be interpreted as a commitment that such sites will be taken forward into the LDP

Please note that the Register is not a consultation document and is available for information only, at this stage. The formal opportunity to comment on Candidate Sites will be at the Preferred Strategy Stage in Autumn 2022, when the Council will also publish an initial assessment of the sites. Candidate Sites contained in the register do not form part of the LDP.

The Candidate Site Register is a list of all sites submitted to the Council during the Call for Candidate Sites. LDP Regulations require all Local Planning Authorities to request nominations for sites, called Candidate Sites, to be proposed for inclusion in the LDP. The call for candidate sites is an important part of plan making and is required to be undertaken at an early stage of plan preparation, in advance of the formal stages and before the draft Plan is prepared and consulted on at the Preferred Strategy Stage.

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 places a duty on each local authority in Wales to prepare an LDP. An important function of the LDP is to set out the Council’s land use strategy and to identify the anticipated level of future development that may occur and allocate land for such development that may take place during the lifetime of the Plan. The LDP Manual (Welsh Government, March 2020) recommends that local planning authorities engage early in the process at the evidence gathering stage of the LDP process to obtain information about potential development sites that may be included in the plan. The aim of this is to help with the council’s consideration of suitable sites for inclusion in the LDP and avoid a substantial number of unidentified sites coming forward at the latter examination stage and also to ensure that the LDP can be delivered in land use terms.

Between the 31st May and the 20th August 2021 the Council formally invited all parties to submit potential Candidate Sites, for a range of uses, they wished to be considered for inclusion in the replacement Local Development Plan (LDP) in accordance with guidance.

A total of 79 Candidate Site Submissions were received proposing a variety of land uses, with the majority proposed for housing and/or mixed use development.. All sites received are included in the Register.

The Register includes the following information:

  • Candidate Site Reference Number
  • Site Name
  • Electoral Division
  • Site Proposer
  • Proposed Use
  • Site Area (in hectares)
  • Site Location Map (as submitted by the Site Proposer)

The sites are arranged by Electoral Division and by site reference number. Some sites cross the boundary of a number of Electoral Divisions and are referenced accordingly. It should be noted that all information and site boundaries in the Register are as stated in the submissions received. It is also important to note that the submission of candidate sites and their inclusion in the Register should not be interpreted as a commitment that such sites will be taken forward into the LDP. Sites contained in the Register do not form part of the replacement LDP.

The Candidate Sites submitted will now be assessed in line with the guidance set out in the Candidate Sites Methodology and the Council will determine which sites could form part of the replacement LDP as allocations.

At the Preferred Strategy Stage (Autumn 2022) the Candidate Sites Register together with an initial assessment of the sites will be published alongside the Preferred Strategy Consultation Document and comments on the register and the initial assessment will be invited.

The candidate sites

You can view the Candidates Sites below or view them on a map.