Newport RLDP

Newport RLDP

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Newport Replacement Local Development Plan

This plan will shape new development and land use in Newport until 2036. We are looking for feedback from all of Newport’s communities as we prepare the plan.

What is a Local Development Plan?

A Local Development Plan shows how land should be used and development should take place in an area over a specified time period. Once a plan is adopted, it informs all planning decisions in an area.

The current plan

The current Local Development Plan was adopted in 2015. It sets out how new development will be managed and land will be used in Newport until 2026.

This plan is reviewed every year. In 2020, it was agreed that a new replacement plan should be prepared.


The replacement plan

Watch the video for an introduction to the replacement plan.


How will the replacement plan be prepared?

We will go through a number of steps to prepare the plan – it will take about 3 to 4 years to prepare.

The following describes the steps that the Replacemant Local Development Plan will go through to be prepared.

Click on the ‘+’ icons for more information about each step.

Review Report & Delivery Agreement

Review Report & Delivery Agreement

The Review Report looked at the current Local Development Plan, what had changed in Newport and changes to the planning system since it was adopted.  The Review Report explores what is working well and what needs to be changed in a new replacement plan. You can download the Review Report here (pdf)* The Delivery Agreement sets out how and when the new replacement plan will be prepared. It includes a Community Involvement Scheme and a timetable that aims to deliver the plan by February 2026. The original Delivery Agreement adopted in May 2021 has been revised and the new delivery agreement was approved by Welsh Government on 24 January 2023. The Delivery Agreement: First Revision can be found at: and the approval letter form Welsh Government can be found at:
Candidate Sites & Integrated Sustainability Appraisal – Scoping Report

Candidate Sites

Landowners, developers and members of the public were invited to submit sites for possible inclusion in the replacement plan between June and August 2021. These sites are known as ‘Candidate Sites’ and will be considered as possible sites in the new Local Development Plan. The Call for Candidate Sites consultation period ran from 30 June 2021 to 27 August 2021. This consultation period is now closed. A Candidate Site Register will be publicised at the Preferred Strategy stage (anticipated Autumn 2022). You can find out further information here.

Integrated Sustainability Appraisal – Scoping Report

An Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA) is required as part of the development of the Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP). The aim of the ISA is to inform and influence the plan-making process with a view to avoiding and mitigating negative impacts and maximising positive outcomes. The Scoping Report for the ISA, the first stage of the ISA process, has been drafted and is available. The ISA – Scoping Report consultation period ran from 30 June 2021 to 27 August 2021. This consultation period is now closed. You can find out further information here.
Vision, Issues & Objectives

Draft Vision, Issues and Objectives

The draft Vision, Issues and Objectives report set out what the Council believes are the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing Newport and provides a draft vision and objectives for the RLDP. The Draft Vision, Issues and Objectives document was subject to consultation between 31 January 2022 to 25 March 2022. This consultation period is now closed. The comments received within the consultation period will be considered and will inform the revised Vision, Issues and Objectives to be included as part of the Preferred Strategy anticipated in late 2023. Details of the consultation document can be found at:
Growth and Spatial Options

Growth and Spatial Options

The Growth and Spatial Options stage sets out different scenarios for the amounts of growth to be provided for in the RLDP and how that growth may be distributed spatially. It was informed by the Draft Vision, Issues and Objectives engagement and available evidence, including Demographic Evidence prepared by Edge Analytics, September 2022 and an Employment Land Review prepared by BE Group, February 2022, to form a clear picture of the realistic growth and spatial options for Newport. A public consultation on the Growth and Spatial Options stage closed on 8 March 2023. You can find out further information here.
Preferred Strategy – Consultation OPEN 25th October – 20th December 2023

Preferred Strategy

We are currently consulting on the ‘Preferred Strategy’ for the new plan. This summarises the main issues facing Newport and what we think should be done about them.

Watch the video below for an overview of the Preferred Strategy:


Click the links below to download the main documents relating to the consultation:

Preferred Strategy (Pre-Deposit Plan):
Preferred Strategy Consultation Paper (October 2023)
Preferred Strategy – Summary Version (October 2023)
Preferred Strategy – Have Your Say & FAQs Sheet (October 2023)

Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA) and Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA):
Initial ISA – Appraisal of Alternatives (July 2023)
Habitat Regulations Assessment – Screening Report (September 2023)

Candidate Site Register (CSR):
Candidate Site Register (October 2023)

Comments Form:
• Comments Form – Preferred Strategy (inc ISA, HRA and CSR) – PDF and Word versions

The Preferred Strategy is supported by a suite of evidence documents and background papers, which can be viewed at:

Community Engagement Events

Planning Aid Wales will also be running a series of community engagement events on behalf of the Council, both online and in-person. Sessions will include an overview of what the Preferred Strategy Consultation covers and provides an interactive forum for attendees to discuss the proposals and share their thoughts. The Planning Policy Team will not be in attendance for these events.

Click on the following link to book into any of the events below:

Online workshops:
  • Tuesday, 7 November 2023 10am – 12pm
  • Tuesday 5, December 2023 6.30pm – 8.30pm

In-person events:
  • Rhiwderin:Thursday, 9 November 2023 (6.30pm – 8.30pm), Rhiwderin Community Centre, Pentre-tai Road, Rhiwderin, Newport, NP10 8RX
  • Redwick: Monday, 13 November 2023 (6pm – 8pm), Redwick Village Hall, Church Row, Redwick, Caldicot NP26 3DE
  • Caerleon: Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 6pm – 8pm, Lodge Farm Church, Lodge Hill Caerleon NP18 3DL
  • Newport City Centre: Thursday, 23 November 2023, 6pm – 8pm, The Share Centre, 88 Stow Hill, Newport NP20 4DW
  • Langstone: Wednesday, 29 November 2023 (6pm – 8pm), Langstone Primary School, Old Roman Road Langstone, Newport NP18 2JU
  • Peterstone: Thursday, 30 November 2023 (6pm – 8pm), Peterstone Village Hall Church Close, Peterstone Wentlooge CF3 2TP
  • Rogerstone: Wednesday, 13 December 2023 (6.30pm – 8.30pm), The Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, High Cross Road, Newport NG10 9AE

Drop-In Sessions

In person drop-in sessions will be available for you to meet with members of the Planning Policy Team where you can discuss any questions you might have about the Preferred Strategy. Sessions will run on Thursdays between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm (no appointment necessary). See drop-in session dates and locations below.

Newport Central Library, Second Floor, Room 8, John Frost Square, NP20 1PA
  • 26th October 2023
  • 16th November 2023

Newport City Council, Civic Centre, NP20 4UR
  • 2nd November 2023
  • 9th November 2023
  • 23rd November 2023
  • 30th November 2023
  • 7th December 2023
  • 14th December 2023

If you require further assistance, please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01633 656656 or email

Submitting Comments

During the consultation period, you can view the documents for consultation, supporting evidence and access the response form above.

You can view documents in Person at:
  • Newport Central Library, John Frost Square, NP20 1PA, Tuesday – Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm; Saturday 9.00 am to 4 pm
  • In Person at Newport City Council, Civic Centre, NP20 4UR **BY APPOINTMENT ONLY**, Monday – Friday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

To arrange an appointment to view at the Civic Centre, or find out more information, please contact the Planning Policy Team by:
You can submit your comments by:

To request a paper version of the comment form please contact the Planning Policy Team.
Responses to the Consultation should be received by the Council no later than Wednesday 20th December 2023.

More information about the Preferred Strategy

The Preferred Strategy identifies:
  • the key issues which the plan seeks to address;
  • the Vision for the plan and supporting objectives;
  • the proposed growth strategy for housing and employment land;
  • the spatial approach to delivering new development;
  • key Sites which are proposed to be taken forward; and
  • strategic planning policies to support the delivery of the plan strategy.

The Preferred Strategy looks to deliver development that prioritised on land within the urban area of Newport, limiting expansion of the city and ensuring any development outside is appropriate.

Key Sites
The plan identifies three key sites:
  • KS4: Land east and west of Langstone Road, Llanwern – mixed use development for up to 2,500 homes, a district centre, public open space and a network of Green Infrastructure.
  • KS7: Land north of Langstone is identified for residential development for up to 750 homes and a local centre.
  • KS8: Land south of Langstone is identified for residential development for up to 300 homes, SuDs and Green.

The Preferred Strategy also outlines strategic policies for the following:
  • PS3 Sustainable Placemaking and Design
  • PS4 Climate Change
  • PS5 Health and Well-being
  • PS6 Infrastructure
  • PS7 Affordable Housing
  • PS8 Employment Land Provision
  • PS9 Retail and Commercial Centres
  • PS10 Sustainable Transport
  • PS11 Transport Proposals
  • PS12 Flood Risk
  • PS13 Green Wedges
  • PS14 Special Landscape Area
  • PS15 Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity
  • PS16 Conservation of the Historic Environment
  • PS17 Renewable Energy
  • PS18 Minerals
  • PS 19 Waste Management

Candidate Sites
A ‘Call for Candidate Sites’ was undertaken in 2021. Following this, the Council have prepared a Candidate Site Register (CSR) which is a record of the sites submitted to the Council. The CSR does not propose site allocations but is simply a record of land submitted to the Council for consideration and provides the results of an initial filtering exercise.

Interested parties are invited to make comments on the CSR as a part of the Preferred Strategy consultation.

As part of the Preferred Strategy Consultation additional Candidate Site proposals are able to be submitted for consideration.

It is important to note that the submission of a Candidate Site does not represent a commitment on the part of the Council to take sites forward into the RLDP.

Deposit Plan
We are working towards a public consultation on a Deposit Plan (a full draft Local Development Plan) between October and December 2024.

How can you get involved?

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