After many years of public consultation, the Inspector has sent her final report (30 October) to the National Park Authority which concludes that, subject to ‘Matters Arising Changes’, the Local Development Plan (LDP) provides a sound basis for Planning within the National Park until 2022.
The conclusions reached by the Inspector are binding and the Authority must adopt the LDP, by resolution of the National Park’s Members within 8 weeks of receiving the Inspector’s report. To this end, an Extraordinary General Meeting will be held to consider the Inspector’s report at 10.00 am on 17 December at the headquarters of the National Park Authority in Brecon.
Tracy Nettleton, Head of Strategy, Policy and Heritage at Brecon Beacon’s National Park Authority said, “Delivering a Local Development Plan (LDP) that considers the social, economic and environmental needs of an area covering 520 square miles is no small undertaking. This has been a lengthy process for all involved – with extensive consultation and due diligence.”
She added, “Although the LDP has yet to be adopted, the National Park Authority has taken the decision to publish the Inspector’s final report in recognition of its importance to the communities of the National Park. Until the formal adoption of the LDP, it would not be appropriate for us to comment on its content.”
Closing Ms Nettleton said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed to the consultation process and to the team at the National Park for their hard work and patience.”