Preferred Strategy

After preparing the Authority’s Review Report and Delivery Agreement, the next stage is developing the Preferred Strategy.

This document sets out the overall direction proposed for the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Local Development Plan 2018 – 2033. As it is a replacement Plan it sets out many of the detailed policies normally found in a deposit plan.

The Preferred Strategy & Key Diagram is available for consultation. All documents can be viewed on our NEW interactive website:

Comments on the strategy must be made in writing, and may be submitted as follows. A Comments Form is available should you wish to fill this out:



Post:     The Strategy and Policy Team, Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority, Plas-Y-Ffynnon  Cambrian Way, Brecon, LD3 7HP.

A summary of the strategy is available to facilitate engagement and understanding.  Comments made must however relate to the main document.

Candidate Sites Register : Land allocations are not set out in the Preferred Strategy but will be set out in a future ‘Deposit Plan.’

In anticipation of preparing that Plan the Authority has invited anyone with an interest in land to submit sites for consideration for inclusion in the local development plan.  In addition the Authority has considered if there are any other sites which may be suitable for development.    

An assessment of which sites accord or do not accord with the Preferred Strategy has been undertaken.  Sites not proposed at this stage by the local planning authority could be introduced later in the plan making or examination processes if the need arises.  Now is the appropriate time to make representations on any sites identified.  

Preferred Strategy Site Submission: Those submitting changes to proposals for candidate sites already submitted (for example the size of the site) or proposing new sites for consideration will need to complete a site submission form and test their site using the Sustainability Appraisal framework.

Sustainability Appraisal: An appraisal of the Plan has been undertaken to understand the social, environmental and economic effects of the proposals contained in both Plans.  

Habitats Regulations Assessment: The Habitats Regulations require a stepwise, iterative approach, to the assessment of emerging plans, such as the LDP. Put simply, at each formal stage of consultation on the LDP, screening followed by an appropriate assessment, where necessary, is required. The report details the approach and findings of the initial screening of the emerging LDP preferred strategy. It will be undertaken again as the full draft “Deposit” LDP is being prepared.

Evidence Base: The evidence base used to support and justify the drafting of the Plan includes background papers prepared by the Authority and publications by other key stakeholders.

Review Report: This Report sets out what matters needed to be addressed in the Replacement Plan. Additional issues have also arisen since the Review Report was prepared.

How can you get involved?

Submit your comments on the published documents (links above). If you comment your details will be recorded and you will be notified of the outcome of this consultation and of future stages in the Plan process.

Comments should be sent in writing to the Strategy and Policy, Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority, Plas y Ffynnon, Cambrian Way, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7HP or may be emailed to before 12pm midday, Thursday 29th August 2019.

Next Steps

Please note that responses received will be considered by the Authority and a general description of how these comments have affected the policies and proposals of the Local Development Plan will be fed back to into a consultation report as soon as reasonably practicable.

A schedule of individual site related comments or suggestions for new site allocations will also be published. For these reasons please note that your comments and any identifying information contained in your response will not remain confidential.