Local Development Plan Review

On 17th December 2017, the Authority commenced the Review of its Local Development Plan


At the 10th November 2017 meeting of the National Park Authority, Members agreed that work could commence on the Review of the Brecon Beacons National Park Local Development Plan.  The 2007-2022 Plan was adopted by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority on 17th December 2013.  Accordingly, in line with the requirement of Section 69 of the 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act, the Review process will formally commence from 17th December 2017

Preparation Stages

Evidence Base









Preparation Stage

These are the stages in preparing a replacement Local Development Plan.

The names of the stages will link to the document once they are prepared and dates of the consultation period added.


Document Consultation Dates
Review Report 5th July 2018 – 30th August 2018
Delivery Agreement 5th July 2018 – 30th August 2018
Candidate Sites
Preferred Strategy
Deposit Local Development Plan
Focused Changes
Matters Arising Changes












The first stage in preparing the replacement plan is to review the existing information from the evidence base and then gather further evidence where necessary. 

This is to ensure that the development plan is based on real evidence so that the plan will be deemed to be ‘sound’.

They include plans and proposals by other organisations.

These Background Papers will be updated and added to throughout the preparation of the Plan.













Environmental Appraisals
Sustainability Appraisal incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment

Sustainability Appraisal is a requirement for Local Development Plans under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The goal of the Sustainability Appraisal is to ensure the Plan contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development. The Sustainability Appraisal of the Local Development Plan incorporates a Strategic Environmental Assessment in accordance with European Union Directive 2001/42/EC.














The following documents are currently available for public comment until the 31th January 2019.

Please provide comments in writing to LDP@beacons-npa.gov.uk

Or by post to Strategy, BBNPA, Plas y Ffynnon, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7HP

You can contact us on 01874 620429 / 620421


Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report and Baseline Evidence – Consultation closes 31th January 2019

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report Non-Technical Summary – Consultation closes 31th January 2019


Review Report

Delivery Agreement