Three management groups that have been established to assist in the preparation of the LDP, the LDP Focus Group, the Sustainability Group and the Stakeholder Panel.
The purpose of each of these management groups is outlined below:
LDP Focus Group
The LDP Focus Group is an internal group of the council that has responsibility for overseeing all of the stages involved in the preparation of the Local Development Plan.
The LDP Focus Group consists of a small group of officers and elected members. It will examine policies and proposals throughout the process in order to ensure a consistency of approach in the delivery of the LDP.
It is an active working group that meets at key stages of plan preparation to help to generate options and alternatives for inclusion in draft policy papers and documents that can subsequently be tested by key stakeholders and the general public, through formal public consultation mechanisms that are outlined in detail in the LDP Delivery Agreement.
LDP Delivery Agreement (PDF 334kb)
The Terms of Reference of the LDP Focus Group detail its remit as agreed by the council, and specify the purpose, composition, and procedures of the Group.
LDP Focus Group - Terms of Reference (PDF 22kb)
Minutes of meetings:
Focus Group - Minutes - 20 February 2006 (PDF 115kb)
Focus Group - Minutes - 13 April 2006 (PDF 163kb)
Focus Group - Minutes - 28 July 2006 (PDF 116kb)
Focus Group - Minutes - 7 February 2007 (PDF 933kb)
Focus Group - Minutes - 26 June 2008 (PDF 942kb)
Focus Group - Minutes - 24 July 2008 (PDF 96kb)
Focus Group - Minutes - 5 May 2009 (PDF 87kb)
Focus Group - Minutes - 4 June 2009 (PDF 118kb)
The Sustainability Group is a group of experts from both inside the council and external bodies that advises on the environmental impact and the sustainability of proposals arising during the preparation of the Local Development Plan.
The Sustainability Group is a panel of individuals who have expertise in environmental issues. Its membership consists of Council officers including the County Ecologist, Landscape Architect, and Chief Engineer, and officers from partner organisations such as the Environment Agency, the Countryside Council for Wales and the Forestry Commission.
The Group meets at key stages of plan preparation to help to inform the preparation of the Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal work that is an integral part of the plan preparation process. Their work by necessity informs the work of the LDP Focus Group.
The Terms of Reference of the LDP Sustainability Group detail its remit as agreed by the council, and specify the purpose, composition, and procedures of the Group.
LDP Sustainability Group - Terms of Reference (PDF 25kb)
Minutes of meetings:
Sustainability Group - 19 June 2008 (PDF 903kb)
Sustainability Group - 15 May 2008 (PDF 1090kb)
Sustainability Group - 1 May 2008 (PDF 1656kb)
Sustainability Group - 9 April 2008 (PDF 985kb)
Sustainability Group - 30 March 2008 (PDF 1040kb)
Sustainability Group - 13 December 2007 (PDF 1032kb)
Sustainability Group - 9 November 2007 (PDF 956kb)
Sustainability Group - 23 January 2007 (PDF 929kb)
Sustainability Group - 30 November 2006 (PDF 928kb)
Sustainability Group - 11 October 2006 (PDF 994kb)
Sustainability Group - 17 August 2006 (PDF 964kb)
Sustainability Group - 27 April 2006 (PDF 957kb)
Sustainability Group - 8 March 2006 (PDF 94kb)
The Stakeholder Panel consists of residents of the county borough and representatives of a wide range of local groups and organisations to ensure that a cross section of views can be debated as part of the public participation into the preparation of the Local Development Plan.
The Stakeholder Panel acts as a sounding board for emerging policies and proposals and is the forum for structured discussions to ensure that a cross section of views can be debated as part of the public participation into the plan. It consists of 40 representatives, including 20 members from general consultation bodies and the Caerphilly Standing Conference, 10 residents of the county borough, and 10 members of local groups and organisations.
The membership of the panel has been chosen to ensure that it reflects a cross section of interests in order to provide a balanced view of those affected by the plan. However, the council has also set up a Stakeholder Panel specifically to deal with the LDP process.
The Terms of Reference of the LDP Stakeholder Panel detail its remit as agreed by the council, and specify the purpose, composition, and procedures of the panel.
LDP Stakeholder Panel - Terms of Reference (PDF 19kb)
Minutes of meetings:
Stakeholder Panel - 15 February 2007 (PDF 930kb)
Stakeholder Panel - 24 August 2006 (PDF 948kb)
Stakeholder Panel - 27 February 2006 (PDF 84kb)