LDP Review to Begin

Monmouthshire CC’s Cabinet is expected this week to endorse a consultation report on the review of the Local Development Plan 2011-2021 – https://democracy.monmouthshire.gov.uk/documents/s12389/1.%20Cabinet%206%20December%202017.pdf.  A review of the plan adopted in February 2014 must begin within four years of that adoption and the aim must be to adopt a revised plan before the end of 2021 in order to avoid a policy vacuum.  The consultation report provides an overview of changes likely to be needed to the LDP, and stakeholders are invited to comment on these and to suggest additional issues or changes.  With a shortfall already in a five-year supply of housing land, housing land allocations are likely to be an inevitable concern.  Responses to the consultation will be needed before early February.