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Planning Policy

The Merthyr Tydfil Local Development Plan 2006 - 2021

The Merthyr Tydfil Local Development Plan (MTLDP) provides the basis for determining planning applications.

Adoption Statement
The LDP Written Statement
Proposals Map

Supplementary Planning Guidance

In order to provide further information regarding some of the policies and topics within the LDP, Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) has been prepared by the Council.  These documents are a material consideration used in the planning application process and you are advised to consult these documents before applying for planning permission as follows:

Guidance Note No. 1 - Affordable Housing

Guidance Note No. 2 - Planning Obligations

Guidance Note No. 3 - Shopfront Design

Guidance Note No. 4 - Sustainable Design

Guidance Note No. 5 - Nature and Development

Guidance Note No. 6 - Householder Design


Annual Monitoring Report

All Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) must prepare an LDP Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) by 31st October each year. The role of the Report is to consider whether the plan is working successfully.

Lastest AMR

Joint Housing Land Availability Study

All LPAs must prepare a Joint Housing Land Availability Study (JHLAS) annually which is an assessment of what land is available for housing.

The latest JHLAS can be viewed here.

Hard copies of the LDP, SPGs and AMR are available for purchase from the Planning Policy Team, Unit 5, Triangle Business Park, Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 4TQ.

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge (based on floor space) that is applicable to certain types of residential and retail developments within the County Borough. Details of the CIL are provided in the Charging Schedule which has been prepared in accordance with the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended). Further details and background information regarding the CIL is provided in the following documents:

Merthyr Tydfil CBC CIL Charging Schedule June 2014

Merthyr Tydfil CBC Regulation 123 List of Infrastructure

Planning Portal CIL Application Forms and Guidance

Merthyr Tydfil CBC CIL Examination Report

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