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Planning Policy

Advice and guidance for developers and the public about local planning policies in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Replacement Local Development Plan 2021 - 2036

The Council is preparing a new Local Development Plan (LDP) to replace the existing adopted LDP. The new Plan will be called the Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP)​​​​​​​​​​​.


Replacement Local Development Plan

LDP Front Cover 2017

Local Development Plan (LDP)

The Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan (LDP) 2011-2026 provides the local planning policy framework for the Vale of Glamorgan and was adopted by the Council on 28th June 2017.


The Plan sets out the vision, objectives, strategy and policies for managing development in the Vale of Glamorgan, and contains a number of local planning policies and makes provision for the use of land for the purposes of housing, employment, retailing, recreation, transport, tourism, minerals, waste, and community uses. It also seeks to identify the infrastructure that will be required to meet the growth anticipated in the Vale of Glamorgan up to 2026, and provides a monitoring framework for assessing the effectiveness of the Plan.  


The Vale of Glamorgan Council have produced an online interactive map which contains all the relevant mapping data for the Authority area including the LDP Proposal Map layers and up to date Constraint layers. However, a PDF version of the Proposal and Constraints Maps as adopted in June 2017 can be accessed using the links below.


Consultation on Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance 


New Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) documents have been prepared to support key policies within the adopted LDP and to provide further guidance for the public, applicants and developers.


*This consultation is now closed


Public consultation on the draft ‘Retail and Town Centre Development SPG’ and draft ‘Economic Development, Employment Land and Premises SPG’ was open for six weeks, closing on 01/12/22. The comments received are now being considered. The matter is expected to be reported to Cabinet in January 2023.



Retail SPG English Cover

Draft Retail and Town Centre Development SPG


The draft Retail and Town Centre Development SPG provides guidance on proposals for new retail development outside of the Vale’s retail centres and the application of LDP Policies MG14 and MG15 where development proposals involve the loss of an existing or vacant A1 retail unit. The SPG also includes shop front design guidance. 

Emlpoyment SPG English Cover

Draft Economic Development, Employment Land and Premises SPG


The draft Economic Development, Employment Land and Premises SPG provides further detail on how the Council will implement the LDP policies in respect of proposals for new employment development and non-employment or ancillary uses proposed on existing or allocated employments sites or premises. 



Housing Land Supply

We are required to ensure that sufficient land is available, or will become available, to maintain a five-year supply of land for housing.


To demonstrate this a joint housing land availability study (JHLAS) is prepared each year. The study is undertaken in conjunction with house-builders' representatives, infrastructure providers and other bodies such as local housing associations. 


JHLAS 2018 Front Cover
JHLAS 2019 Front Cover