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

Preferred Strategy

Now Closed (Submissions Period: 25 October 2023 – 20 December 2023)

As part of the ongoing work preparing the Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP), we sought feedback on the proposed Preferred Strategy (Pre-Deposit Plan).

The Preferred Strategy represents a partial draft of the RLDP, based on the feedback received from previous consultations undertaken and the available evidence base collated to date.

The consultation included:
• the scale of homes, jobs and employment proposed;
• the Key Sites and existing allocations identified to support growth; and
• the strategic policies to support the delivery of the Vision and Objectives of the RLDP.

Additionally, the Candidate Sites Register, the Initial Integrated Sustainability Appraisal and the Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Report were also available for comment.

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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