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Evidence Base

The Evidence Base Library consists of planning related documents which identify the social, economic and environmental characteristics of the area. These documents have informed the Local Development Plan (LDP) policies and proposals.

#EB13(e) - Corrections Addendum - The Alternative Site Representations shown in this document were omitted from the Alternative Site Representations Register.

Evidence Base
Reference No.Document NameDate of Production
  Group A - Main LDP Document    
EB1 Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Opinion   2005
EB2 (a)
EB2 (b)
SA/SEA Scoping Report
SA/SEA Scoping Report - Summary
SA/SEA Scoping Report – Technical Annex
March 2006
EB3 Rhondda Cynon Taf LDP Preferred Strategy January 2007
EB4 Preferred Strategy sustainability appraisal January 2007
EB5 Appropriate Assessment (AA) of the Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council’s Local Development Plan: Preferred Strategy Screening Report January 2007
EB6 Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Development Plan: Preferred Strategy Regulation 15 Statement of Consultation March 2008
EB7 Rhondda Cynon Taf Deposit Draft Local Development Plan 2006 – 2021 January 2009
EB7 (a)
EB7 (b)
EB7 (c)
EB7 (d)
Corrections Addendum
Proposals Map – Sheet 1
Proposals Map – Sheet 2
Constraints Map
January 2009
EB8 SA/SEA Deposit Draft Plan Sustainability Appraisal Report January 2009
EB9 SA/SEA Deposit Draft Plan Non Technical Summary January 2009
EB10 Habitat Regulations Assessment (Appropriate Assessment) Report Draft Deposit LDP January 2009
*EB11 Preferred Strategy Statement of Consultation Feb 2009
EB11a Consultation Report January 2010
*EB12 Deposit Draft Representations Register (including x2 supporting evidence CDs) June 2009
EB12 (a)
EB12 (b)
EB12 (c)
EB12 (d)
EB12 (e)
EB12 (f)
EB12 (g)
EB12 (h)
EB12 (i)
EB12 (j)
EB12 (k)
Representor Index
Policy Index
Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4
Volume 5
Volume 6
Volume 7 (SA/SEA)
June 2009
EB13 Alternative Site Representations Register (including x1 supporting evidence CD) October 2009
EB13 (a)
EB13 (b)
EB13 (c)
EB13 (d)
#EB 13(e)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Corrections Addendum
October 2009
*EB14 (a)
*EB14 (b)
*EB14 (c)
EB14 (d)
EB14 (e)
Representations Responses Register
Alternative Sites – New
Alternative Sites – Settlement Boundary
Sustainability Appraisal
Corrections Addendum
November 2009
EB15 Sustainability appraisal / strategic environmental assessment of Focussed Proposed Changes December 2009
EB16 Delivery Agreement revised January 2010
EB17 Statement of Focussed Changes January 2010
EB18 Habitats Regulations Assessment (Appropriate Assessment) Report January 2010
  Group B - Site Assessment Process Documents    
EB19 Urban Capacity Study Upper and Central Rhondda August 2005
EB20 Candidate Site Assessment Methodology August 2006
EB21 (a)
EB21 (b)
EB21 (c)
EB21 (d)
Candidate Sites Register
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
January 2007
EB22 Findings of the Candidate Site Assessment Process January 2009


EB23 (a)

EB23 (b)
EB23 (c)
EB23 (d)
EB23 (e)
EB23 (f)
EB23 (g)
EB23 (h)

Alternative Site Consultation Register
Part A (New Sites 1-60)
Part A (New Sites 61-120)
Part A (New Sites 120-180)
Part B (Settlement Boundary 1-50)
Part B (Settlement Boundary 51-103)
Part C (Deletions)
June 2009
  Group C - Events and Consultation Documents    
EB24 Delivery Agreement Consultation Record December 2005
EB25 Report on the findings of visioning workshop March 2006
EB26 LDP Forum Event Record July 2006
EB27 Placemaking Event Record September 2007
EB28 Event record of pre-despot consultation with key infrastructure providers August 2008
EB29 Sustainability Appraisal Targets & Indicators Consultation November 2008
EB30 LDP Forum Event Record November 2008
EB31 Minutes of the Housing delivery workshop October 2009
  Group D - Housing    
EB32 Rhondda Cynon Taf Progress Report on Population and Dwelling Projection August 2006
EB33 Rhondda Cynon Taf 2006 Housing Needs Assessment September 2006
EB34 South East Wales Regional Housing Apportionment Seminar January 2007
EB35 Joint Housing Land Availability Study 2007 July 2008
EB36 Housing Matters - Local Housing Strategy for Rhondda Cynon Taf 2007 - 2012   2007
EB37 Rhondda Cynon Taf Affordable Housing viability Study Final Report September 2009
EB38 Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Development Plan 2006 - 2021 Assessment of Housing Requirements and delivery (NLP) October 2009
  Group E - Employment    
EB39 Rhondda Cynon Taf Economic Development Prospects and Employment Land Implications   2006
EB40 Review of the Rhondda Cynon Taf Economic Regeneration Strategy 2006   2006
EB41 Employment Land Review (NLP) August 2008
EB42 Rhondda Cynon Taf Employment Land Availability Schedule 2008   2008
EB43 Employment Land Review - Availability Schedule 2009   2009
  Group F - Natural Environment, Leisure and Tourism    
EB44 Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation in RCT – Site Descriptions 2008   2008
EB45 Rhondda Cynon Taff Earth Science Audit,2003 - 2004   2004
EB46 Criteria for the Selection of Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation in the County Boroughs of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taff (the ‘Mid-Valleys Area’), 2008   2008
EB47 (a)
EB47 (b)
EB47 (c)
A Local Biodiversity Action Plan for Rhondda Cynon Taf, 2000
Part 1 - The Document 2008
Part 2 - Action for Nature habit and species action plan Oct 2000
Part 3 - Action for Nature appendices Oct 2000
EB48 Development of Criteria for Special Landscape Area Designation for South East Wales Local Authorities 2007 July 2007
EB49 Proposals for Designation of Special Landscape Areas in Rhondda Cynon Taf, 2008 Feb 2008
EB50 (a)
EB50 (b)
EB50 (c)
EB50 (d)
Greenspace Provision Report, 2007
Final Map – All Sizes
Final Map – Over 20ha
Final Map – Over 100ha
Final Map – Over 500ha
September 2007
Open Space and Play/Sport Area Provision Report
Open Space Assessment Map
Play/Sport Assessment Map
September 2007
*EB52 SEWBREC Biodiversity Information Search Results January 2009
EB53 Tourism Opportunities Study for the Heads of the Valleys Area of Rhondda Cynon Taf Final Report, 2007 March 2007
EB53 (a)
EB53 (b)
EB53 (c)
EB53 (d)
EB53 (e)
EB53 (f)
Chapter 1-2
Chapter 3-4
Chapter 5-6
Chapter 7-8
Chapter 9-10
March 2007
EB54 Rhondda Cynon Taf Tourism Strategy: Reaching Destination Rhondda Cynon Taf 2007 – 2013   2007
EB55 Out and About, The Rights of Way Improvement Plan for Rhondda Cynon Taf   2007
EB56 Cynon Valley River Park Draft Strategy   2007
EB57 Rhondda Cynon Taf Leisure Study September 2008
EB58 Rhondda Cynon Taf Household Leisure Patterns Report (NLP) June 2008
EB59 Rhondda Cynon Taf Strategic Flood Consequences Assessment October 2008
EB59 (a)
EB59 (b)
EB59 (c)
EB59 (d)
Chapter 1 - 4
Chapter 5 Part 1
Chapter 5 Part 2
Chapter 6 - 10
October 2008
EB60 Robertstown Broad Level Flood Consequences Assessment April 2010
EB61 Rhondda Cynon Taf LDP Surface Water Analysis April 2010

Group G - Retail/Town Centre

EB62 Porth Town Centre Regeneration Strategy January 2003
*EB63 Treorchy Town Centre Regeneration Strategy September 2003
EB64 Pontypridd Regeneration Strategy Final Report July 2005
EB65 (a)
EB65 (b)
EB65 (c)
EB65 (d)
EB65 (e)
EB65 (f)
Llantrisant Old Town Regeneration Strategy Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Part A Chapter 3 Part B Chapter 4 Appendices August 2005
EB66 Tonyrefail Town Centre Regeneration Strategy June 2006
EB67 Ferndale Regeneration Strategy November 2006
*EB68 Mountain Ash Town Centre Regeneration Strategy   2002
EB70 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Retail Capacity Assessment Quantitative Update, 2008 March 2008
EB71 Rhondda Cynon Taf Retail Study: Supplementary Report on Proposed Town Centre Llantrisant, 2008 March 2008
EB72 Explanatory Memorandum on LDP Retail Evidence following changes to Pontypridd Commitments December 2009
  Group H - Minerals/Waste    
EB73 Hanson’s Aggregates Background Documents    
EB73 (a) Assessment of Environmental Effects of blasting at Craig yr Hesg quarry 2004   2004
EB73 (b) Extension to Craig Yr Hesg Quarry Briefing Note 2008   2008
EB73 (c) Craig Yr Hesg Quarry landscape and visual appraisal of proposed extension site 2006   2006
EB74 Regional Waste Plan 1st Review September 2008
EB75 Regional Technical Statement for the area covered by the South Wales Aggregates Working Party October 2008
EB76 Minerals Background Paper December 2009
  Group I - Renewable Energy    
EB77 Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Development Plan 2006 – 2021: Renewable Energy Study   2005
EB78 TAN 8 Annex D Study of Strategic Search Areas E and F: South Wales Valleys Final Report December 2006
EB78 (a) TAN 8 Annex D - Appendices December 2006
  Group J - Transport    
EB79 Access, Circulation and Parking Study June 2007
EB80 (a)
EB80 (b)
Strategic Transport Assessment, 2007 Figures – Strategic Sites Appendices October 2007
*EB81 Strategic Transport Corridors Infrastructure Needs Studies July 2009
  Group K - LDP Cabinet, Council and DC Committee Reports    
EB82 LDP Cabinet, Council and DC Committee Reports Various  
  Group L - Topic Papers    
EB83 Housing Land Topic Paper January 2007
EB84 Employment Land Topic Paper January 2007
EB85 Climate Change Topic Paper April 2008
EB86 Design Topic Paper April 2008
EB87 Transportation Topic Paper April 2008
EB88 Employment Topic Paper April 2008
EB89 Green Wedge Topic Paper April 2008
EB90 Town Centre Topic Paper April 2008
EB91 Waste Management Topic Paper April 2008
EB92 Tourism Topic Paper April 2008
EB93 Leisure & Recreation Topic Paper April 2008
EB94 Housing Topic Paper April 2008
EB95 Infrastructure Topic Paper April 2008
EB96 Retail Topic Paper April 2008
EB97 Renewable Energy Topic Paper April 2008
EB98 Natural Environment Topic Paper April 2008
EB99 Minerals Topic Paper April 2008
  Group M - Supplementary Planning Guidance    
EB100 Design and Placemaking (SPG) March 2011
EB101 The Historic Built Environment (SPG) March 2011
EB102 Design in Town Centres (SPG) March 2011
EB103 A Design Guide for Householder Development (SPG) March 2011
EB104 Affordable Housing (SPG) March 2011
EB105 Nature Conservation (SPG) March 2011
EB106 Planning Obligations (SPG) March 2011
EB107 (a)
Delivering Design and Placemaking (SPG) Parking Zone Map March 2011
  Group N - Background Papers    
EB108 Roles & Functions of Settlements Paper March 2008
EB109 Preferred Strategy Background Paper April 2008
EB110 Settlement Strategy Background Paper September 2009
EB111 Strategic Sites Background Paper – Final May 2010
EB112 Targets & Indicators Background Paper January 2010
EB113 SEWSPG Habit Regulations Assessment - A Toolkit to support HRA Screening & Appropriate Assessment of Plans September 2008
EB113 (a)
EB113 (b)
Information Database
HRA Templates
September 2008
EB114 Record of Development of Preferred Strategy November 2007
  Group O - Other Council and Regional Studies and Strategies    
EB115 SEWSPG - Guidance on Preparing Affordable Housing Viability Studies August 2009
EB116 A Better Life Our Community Plan 2004 – 2014   2004
EB117 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Contaminated Land Strategy (2004) January 2004
EB118 Children and Young People’s Plan for Rhondda Cynon Taf, 2008 – 2011   2008
EB119 (a)
EB119 (b)
EB119 (c)
EB119 (d)
EB119 (e)
Hirwaun Village Study, 2008 (NLP)
Appendix 3
Appendix 5
Appendix 6
Appendix 7
Appendix 8
April 2008
EB120 (a)
EB120 (b) EB120 (c)
EB120 (d)
Llanharan Village Study 2008 (NLP)
Appendix 5
Appendix 6
Appendix 7
Appendix 9
April 2008
EB121 Health Social Care and Well-Being Strategy, 2008-2011   2008
EB122 Rhondda Cynon Taf Planning Obligations Review Final Report July 2005
EB123 Draft Retail & Leisure Development: Approach to Site Selection September 2008
EB124 Retail Study – Rhondda Cynon Taf Household Survey November 2006
EB125 Draft Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment May 2007

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