27 July 2011>
Caerphilly county borough council was the first local authority in Wales to adopt a key strategic document called a Local Development Plan (LDP).
Now the council is leading the way once again by launching a new interactive version of the LDP on the Caerphilly website (www.caerphilly.gov.uk/ldp). The new facility allows users to search an interactive map and find out about various land use proposals in their area.
Cllr Ron Davies, cabinet member for regeneration and planning said, "Caerphilly has been at the forefront in Wales in driving forward the development of its LDP. It's great to see that we are once again using innovation to inform residents about these important planning issues in a new interactive format. I'd like to thank the team involved for their efforts in bringing this scheme to fruition."
The LDP sets out the council's land use policies and proposals to control development in the county borough up to 2021, and provides the basis by which planning applications will be determined consistently and appropriately. The plan gives a clear indication of where development will be encouraged and where it will be resisted.
It also identifies where new developments such as housing, employment, community facilities and roads will go.
If you have any queries regarding the LDP, please contact the Strategic Planning Team either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01495 235376.
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